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Local College Admissions Advisers Say Scam Is Not That Surprising

Yale University, one of several schools targeted in bribery scheme. Photo by Frankie Graziano for Connecticut Public Radio

Yale University, one of several schools targeted in bribery scheme. Photo by Frankie Graziano for Connecticut Public Radio

Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling didn’t mince words when describing the college admissions scam led by consultant William Singer, who pleaded guilty.

This, he said, was fraud.

“All of them knowingly conspired with Singer and others to help their children either cheat on the SAT or ACT and/or buy their children’s admissions to elite schools,” he told reporters at a Tuesday morning news conference.

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