The University of Southern California, Yale and several other elite colleges have been sued by more college students who claim to have been denied a fair opportunity for admission and have had a degree devalued due to a college cheaters program detailed by federal officials on Tuesday.
The initial plaintiffs, the students of Standford University Erica Olson and Kalea Woods, filed a collective lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, a day after federal authorities declared to have discovered one of the biggest admissions at the university ever seen in the US The lawsuit seeks $ 5 million on behalf of what the lawyers estimate will be thousands of plaintiffs who meet the criteria to look for the status of class.
Starting Thursday afternoon, Olsen was no longer involved in the lawsuit and a revised version of the complaint had removed his name. Woods remained in the seed, however, along with three new plaintiffs. The new students greeted from Rutgers, Tulane and an anonymous community college.
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The students say they have not had the opportunity to be accepted in the elite universities where they had applied because some people were presumably admitted on the basis of false athletic profiles and SAT scores and distorted ACTs obtained through bribes.
"The students who submitted the complaint did not receive what they paid for – to participate in a fraud-free application process," said a statement by Zimmerman Reed LLP. "According to the complaint, these schools have represented that their admissions process would be based on the merits of the candidates, considering their character and performance, but the students argue that what they got was a process stained with bribes and school officials who they did not guarantee an honest application process. "
" It is a simple statement and a simple remedy: the students want their money back ", the statement continues. "They ask that anyone who has paid an entry fee to one of the eight nominated universities, but has been denied admission, receives their registration fee."
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The singer gets university acceptance letters for her clients' children helping them to cheating entrance exams or pretending to be recruited as an athlete in a school sport, the authorities said. The fifty-six year old, who ran the Edge College & Career Network business (also known as "The Key") and the Key Worldwide Foundation (KWF) charity, presumably introduced her as a "side door" to her parents. "Method for entering colleges.
" Each university was negligent in not maintaining adequate protocols and security measures in place to ensure the sanctity of the college admissions process, and to ensure that its employees were not involved in these types of corruption schemes ", the complaint declared.
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The suit added: "The unqualified students found the their way into selective admission qualifications to universities, while students who played according to the rules and who do not have parents who pay for college have been deprived of admission. "
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A former California teacher presented a $ 500 billion civil lawsuit against 45 defendants involved in the college admissions scandal, according to Reuters. Jennifer Kay Toy said that wealthy parents who believed she was "OK to lie, cheat, steal and bribe their children at a good college" robbed her son, Joshua, of being allowed to go to university despite her 4.2 GPA.
He did not specify which colleges his son tried to attend, nor did he specify his final selection, but said that those involved in the corruption regime took away people's rights to a good opportunity at the entrance in college ".  The singer pleaded guilty to racketeering and money laundering charges on Tuesday. A total of 50 people, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged with alleged involvement in the scheme.  Fox News movie Bill Mears and Jennifer Girdon contributed to this report.