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Second Beverly Hills Resident Named in College Admissions Scandal

Posted Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 6:07 pm

By Victoria Talbot

Beverly Hills resident Robert Flaxman was one of 33 parents charged by Federal prosecutors in “Operation Varsity Blues,” along with resident Jane Buckingham, as reported in the Courier last week.

The massive scandal has touched admissions at some of the country’s most elite universities, including Yale, Stanford, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Southern California (USC).

The scandal is being called the largest college bribery scandal in history.

At the center of the scam is William “Rick” Singer, 58, a Newport Beach resident who has been charged with racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy and obstruction of justice. He is the founder and owner of Edge College & Career Network LLC, known as “The Key,” a for-profit college counseling and preparation business

For full story see the print edition of The Beverly Hills Courier, or download the e-edition.

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