California businessman William Singer was the alleged ringleader of the operation. Feds say he collected 25-million-dollars in bribes. Beyond the SAT and ACT scam, parents paid Singer the money that he then used to bribe coaches and administrators to designate their children as recruited athletes for schools. Singer pleaded guilty to racketeering charges yesterday. Selling added parents paid Singer between 15-and-75-grand to have someone either take the exam for their children or to correct their child’s answers afterward.
Lelling said parents had photoshopped their kids’ faces onto actual athletes’ bodies to submit pictures to schools in order to gain admission. Yale’s soccer coach is accused by the FBI of taking a 400-thousand-dollar bribe to accept a student with no soccer background.