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2 parents convicted in 1st trial of college bribery scandal

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By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER
Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Two wealthy parents have been convicted of buying their kids’ way into school as athletic recruits. It’s the first case to go to trial in the college admissions cheating scandal that embroiled prestigious universities across the country. Gamal Abdelaziz and John Wilson were found guilty Friday after about 10 hours of deliberations. The case exposed a scheme to get undeserving applicants into top schools with bogus or inflated athletic credentials. Lawyers for the pair argued they believed their payments were legitimate donations and pointed the finger at the admissions consultant at the center of the scheme, Rick Singer. 

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