Final arguments expected in 1st U.S. college admissions scandal trial

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By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) – A federal jury in Boston is set to hear closing arguments on Wednesday in the trial of two wealthy fathers accused of paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to secure the admission of their children to elite universities as phony athletic recruits Former casino executive Gamal Aziz and private equity firm founder John Wilson are the first defendants to face trial over charges stemming from the “Operation Varsity Blues” investigation of the U.S. college admissions scandal. They are among 57 people charged over a scheme in which wealthy parents conspired with …

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