Wed Mar 13, 2019, 02:14 PM

Obama Family Tennis Coach Charged in College Admissions Scheme


Obama Family Tennis Coach Charged in College Admissions Scheme

A tennis instructor for former first lady Michelle Obama and her daughters, Malia and Sasha, was among dozens of people indicted by federal authorities in a college admissions scandal announced Tuesday.

Gordon Ernst, who previously served as a tennis coach at Georgetown University before becoming the women’s tennis coach at the University of Rhode Island, is accused of conspiracy to commit racketeering while he was employed at the Washington, D.C., school.

There is no suggestion in the indictment that the Obamas have been implicated in the scheme.

Prosecutors allege Gordon accepted more than $2.7 million in bribes between 2012 and 2018 to put at least 12 students on the Georgetown tennis teams, including students who did not play the sport competitively, according to the indictment.

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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 02:36 PM

1. Universities can't have coaches cutting them out of admissions money like this

It's undercutting the normal price of admission via donations to the endowment fund.

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