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The court hearing was held two weeks after prosecutors filed charges against 50 people accused of committing the biggest college fraud that has ever been pursued in the United States.
Prosecutors said the defendants had committed a fraud test scheme for standardized tests and / or bribe college coaches, who then helped prospective students get access to a university claiming that the students are athletic recruits.
Further arrests are expected, as the investigation continues, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation.
These arrests may include students over 18 and parents. It is not clear at this time whether more schools or school officials will be involved. change.