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Dozens Arrested In Largest College Admissions Scam In History, Prosecutors Say05:48
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FBI Special Agent in Charge of Boston Joseph Bonavolonta, left, and Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling face reporters as they announce indictments in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal during a news conference Tuesday in Boston. (Steven Senne/AP)
FBI Special Agent in Charge of Boston Joseph Bonavolonta, left, and Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling face reporters as they announce indictments in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal during a news conference Tuesday in Boston. (Steven Senne/AP)

A nationwide college admissions cheating and recruitment scheme has led to the arrest of dozens of people nationwide.

Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling described the alleged scheme as the largest college admissions scam in history.

"These parents are a catalog of wealth and privilege," Lelling said at a press conference on Tuesday. "Based on the charges unsealed today, all of them knowingly conspired to help their children either cheat on the SAT or ACT and or buy their children's admission to elite schools through fraud."

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Fred Thys, WBUR reporter. He tweets @fredthys.

This segment aired on March 12, 2019.

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