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He faces two crimes investigating a conspiracy to commit mail fraud and money laundering, federal prosecutors in Boston said
Riddle, Harvard graduate in 2004 and winner of the four-year tennis letter, is a key figure in a massive college coil called the Operation Vursity Blues. The federal investigation announced on Tuesday closed dozens of parents who claimed to have paid millions of dollars to counterfeit college requests and take their children to elite universities.
I said. "I assume full responsibility for what I have done."
Riddell has taken SAT and ACT examinations for students between 201
He paid $ 10,000 a test, prosecutors said. 19659007] It was not immediately clear in the billing of documents how many tests Riddle had taken, but prosecutors wanted to recover nearly $ 450,000 in confiscation from a former tennis player.
Students on Saturday morning when he claims to have taken the tests.
Federal prosecutors have just described just one example of Riddell's paid test when he claims to have flown to Houston and has taken a teen law in his hotel room July 14, 2018. 59007] Riddell praises Singer for having probably received 35 for his client – and that's exactly what he noted, prosecutors said. The maximum score is 36, and 35 will be around the 99th percentile of ACT participants. , Riddell said he had legitimately helped many students through his work at the IMG Academy.
"I will always regret the choices I made, but I also believe that more than 1,000 students who have legally advised, inspired, and helped to achieve my goals in my Career will portray a more complete picture of the person whom I am, "according to the defendant's statement.
Riddell's account was immediately cleared from the school's website after his indictment was announced, WFLA-TV reported.
We were informed of the charges against Mark Riddle, "the school statement said. "Riddell is suspended indefinitely while we are researching this issue."