The lawsuit, reported earlier by Deadline.com, quotes the parents involved in the college admission scam. The program involved dozens of wealthy individuals, including Bill McGlashan, former CEO of a social impact investment fund managed by private equity firm TPG, and Manuel Henriquez, who ran Hercules Capital Financial Corporation. . McGlashan and Henriquez were both removed from office following the scandal.
Parents would have paid up to millions of dollars to guarantee the entry of their children into elite schools such as Yale and Georgetown, relying on corruption and fraud on the books. standardized tests to enter competitive colleges.
The corruption scandal also involved a male tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin. Coach Michael Center was fired from the university on Wednesday after campus leaders assessed the national scandal. He was charged with accepting about $ 100,000 to spend a non-athletic student as a tennis rookie.
Sports Director Chris Del Conte said in part: "It's a very difficult decision, and we're grateful for the years of service he has provided, but winning with integrity will always be paramount at the University of Toronto. Texas … "
Jennifer Kay Toy, a teacher who said she was awarded the "Teacher of the Year" award while she was employed in the Oakland Unified School District and the Pacifica Academy, said in the trial that his son had earned an average of 4.2 points and had applied colleges targeted by the scam.
His son, Joshua, "did not make the cut for undisclosed reason," she writes in the lawsuit. "I am now outraged and hurt because I feel that my son, my only son, has been denied access to a college, not because he did not have enough neither worked nor studied, but because wealthy people felt that it was okay to lie, cheat, steal and corrupt their children's path to a good college. "
This is at least the second lawsuit filed in response to the federal charges. A group of students and their parents also filed suit this week against the University of Southern California, Yale University and other colleges involved in this project. The plaintiffs in this suit say that the students were denied a fair chance of being admitted due to the corruption scandal and the fixing of exams, and demand that students who paid fees for Enrollment at these colleges receive a refund.
As the scandal hit Texas house, Governor Greg Abbott has asked all universities to reevaluate their admissions process. "It is important for each university to come back and reevaluate, study and review their admissions process, to make sure that no such thing happens or can happen," he said.