The mastermind of the “Varsity Blues” faculty admission rip-off deserves six years in jail regardless of his “unprecedented” cooperation with federal brokers in Boston leading to 50 mother and father and coaches convicted within the largest faculty admissions rip-off the U.S. has ever prosecuted, the federal government stated in a courtroom submitting.
Rick Singer is “far and away probably the most culpable” of all within the scheme and likewise obstructed justice when he warned at the least six households he had lower a deal and was working with the federal government, federal prosecutors stated.
Singer, a former multimillionaire who had a luxurious residence in Newport Seaside and now lives in a Florida trailer park, faces sentencing on Jan. 4 in Boston for crimes that rocked faculty campuses and prompted admissions overhauls.
Singer’s legal professionals stated he shouldn’t get any jail time.
They requested the decide to present him a “substantial” break in gentle of his in depth cooperation.
“No matter could also be stated about Rick’s crimes, his cooperation has led to necessary reforms at nice price to his personal security and fame,” his attorneys instructed the courtroom in a request for probation.
Singer, who in accordance with courtroom testimony made nearly $28 million from the scheme, should forfeit $3.4 million and has paid $1.2 million to date.
He is among the final to be sentenced in connection to the decade-long scandal that led to greater than 50 arrests and convictions, together with celebrities like Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin who used Singer’s companies to get their children into elite colleges.