- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 12, 2019

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The University of Southern California’s interim president says the school is a victim in an alleged nationwide college admissions bribery scheme.

Wanda M. Austin says in a statement Tuesday that the federal government alleges the scheme was perpetrated against the university by a long-time athletics department employee, a current coach and three former coaching staff members.

Austin says there’s no reason to believe admissions employees or senior administrators were aware of the scheme or took part in any wrongdoing.

Austin says the government has repeatedly informed the university that it views USC as a victim deceived by the employees.

She says the university will review admissions decisions and identify all funds that may be connected to the allegations.



Nearly 50 people including two Hollywood actresses are charged in the case.

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