A $ 500-billion civil suit was filed in California by a parent in the biggest university admission scandal ever conducted by the US Department of Justice, Reuters reported.
Jennifer Kay Toy stated that she thought her son, Joshua, had not been admitted to some colleges because of affluent parents who thought it was "OK to lie, cheat, steal and bribe their children in a good college, "according to the lawsuit. The single mother said her son had an average of 4.2 GPA in high school.
Toy, a former teacher from Oakland, says the defendants have defrauded and caused emotional distress to all those whose "right to a fair chance to enter the university" had been blown away by Alleged fraud.
"I am not a rich person, but even though I was rich, I would not have committed the heinous and heinous deeds of the accused, I am outraged and hurt because I feel that my son, my only child, was denied access to a college, not because he had not worked enough nor studied, but because wealthy people felt it was acceptable to lie, to cheat to steal and bribe their children in a good college, "Toy wrote in the trial, according to the newspaper. KGO-TV.
What is the background?
Forty-five defendants, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were named in the lawsuit, which was filed Wednesday in San Francisco.
Federal prosecutors accused 50 people to participate in the plan that would have been led by William "Rick" Singer. More than two dozen parents, coaches and college administrators have been charged with their role in the alleged crimes. Investigators have dubbed Operation Operation Varsity Blues.
California-based Singer's charity has raised about $ 25 million to entice parents to have their children admitted to prestigious universities such as Stanford, Yale, UCLA, Georgetown and others, according to prosecutors.
On Tuesday, Singer, 58, pleaded guilty in Boston to fraud, racketeering, money laundering and obstruction of justice.
Toy did not say if there were any colleges admitted his only child. His lawyer did not respond to a request for comment.