Photo: Arnold Gold / Hearst Connecticut Media
NEW HAVEN – Yale University has withdrawn the place of a student at the university following the recent scandal for admission to college and the recruitment of athletes, a spokesperson for the university said.
Yale Press Secretary of State Tom Conroy sent a statement to the New Haven Register: "Yale has canceled a student's admission because of this matter." He does not want to comment further. The Yale Daily News first reported the cancellation of the student's admission.
Dozens of people, including former Yale football coach Rudy Meredith, were charged earlier this month with alleged fraud, cheating on standardized tests, and potential students as allegedly denouncing student-athletes in exchange for bribes, making them respected Colleges across the country, including Yale, can be accepted.
Meredith was charged in connection with the case with two suspected cases of wire breakage. He will appear on Thursday in the US District Court in Boston.
According to a March 4 plea agreement, Meredith agreed to plead guilty to a conspiracy to commit honest services and fraud and honest services as a fraud. He faces a maximum of 20 years' imprisonment, three years of supervised release, a fine of $ 250,000, or "twice the gross profit / loss, whichever is greater," a special valuation of $ 100, a refund, and a forfeiture The defendant acquired (directly or indirectly) and / or made available property and / or property in which the crimes in which the defendant is found guilty are involved, "it states
According to the plea agreement: "Since the US attorney is responsible for personal responsibility for the convictions in this case and information known to the US attorney at this time, he agrees to the Reduction of the sentence recommended by Meredith. However, the judge is not bound by the agreement.
US. Attorney Andrew Lelling and Meredith, represented by Paul Thomas of Duffy Law in New Haven, also agreed to a cooperation agreement, which received a shortened sentence against Meredith. "The defendant agrees to cooperate fully with law enforcement and prosecutors," the agreement said. "The defendant must provide full and truthful information to all law enforcement personnel. If the testimony of the defendant is required, the defendant must testify truthfully and completely before a panel of judges, as well as at each hearing and trial. The defendant must answer any questions posed by law enforcement and prosecutors, and he must not withhold any information.
Meredith also waived his sentence until his collaboration was completed.
On March 15, Yale's President, Peter Salovey, sent a letter to the Yale community announcing that the university was commissioned to "conduct its own research to find out if others were involved in activities, which distorted the recruitment and admission process of athletes "(19659012) On the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page, Salovey's office said," There is a good reason to believe that Rudy Meredith has two candidates has given fraudulent sports advocates; One was denied approval despite approval, and the other was admitted and visited Yale.
The FAQ page added, "Yale is investigating the allegations and will take action if they prove correct. In the very rare case where Yale receives the accusation that a current student has included false information in an application, Yale gives the student the opportunity to address the allegation. If Yale determines that the claim is true, the student's admission will be revoked. According to documents on the website of Lelling, William "Rick" Singer, owner of Edge College & Career Network LLC, asked Laura Janke, an assistant to the women's football coach at the University of Southern California, to January 10, 2014, "one."
"To create a fake athletic profile" of a student who has applied to Yale as a football player, even though she has never played in competitive football.
"[C] Please create a soccer profile for this girl as soon as possible, who will visit Yale as midfielder so she can be very good. Must play academy and no high school football … Awards and honors – more information will follow – a football photo is probably an Asian girl, "Singer wrote in an e-mail message from November 10, 2017 to Janke.
Later, he told Janke to add that the student was a member of the "JR National Development Team in China" and wrote, "We say she was injured last spring, so she has not been recruited yet Janke described the student as a "co-captain of a prominent club football team in Southern California," according to the US attorney, she was arrested in Yale on January 1, 2018, and Singer paid Meredith $ 400,000, based on $ 1.2 million paid by Singer on behalf of the student, including $ 900,000 paid to a charitable charity owned by Singer. Stannard @ hearstmediact.com; 203-680-9382 to this story.