A dozen people, including six coaches, pleaded not guilty in federal court in Boston on Monday in the college admissions scandal that has ensnared Hollywood celebrities and forced a reckoning at elite colleges where prosecutors say students were admitted on the basis of falsified test scores and athletic credentials.
Those who appeared in court showcased the wide range of people who prosecutors believe were caught up in the scheme. The man who connected them all was William “Rick” Singer, a college admissions consultant who has pleaded guilty to helping the children of clients cheat on college admissions exams and to facilitating bribes.
So far, the prosecutors have revealed little beyond what is in the charging documents, leaving several mysteries. The United States attorney’s office has said that the investigation is continuing, leading to speculation that more parents or coaches could be charged.
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