Two wealthy dads convicted in first U.S. college admissions scandal trial

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By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) – Two wealthy fathers who were the first to face trial in the U.S. college admissions scandal were convicted on Friday of charges that they corruptly tried to buy their children’s way into elite universities as phony athletic recruits. A federal jury in Boston found former casino executive Gamal Aziz and private equity firm founder John Wilson guilty on all charges they faced in a case centered on a vast, nationwide fraud and bribery scheme that involved many other parents. The verdict followed 10-1/2 hours of jury deliberations and four weeks of trial in a cas…

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