Two parents convicted in first U.S. college admissions scandal trial

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Reuters

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 of fraud and bribery conspiracy charges related to their payment of hundreds of thousands of dollars to secure admissions spots for their kids. Jurors convicted the men on all counts they faced following 10-1/2 hour…

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