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NBC News 15 Mar 2019

Weird Details You May Have Missed In The College Cheating Scandal


It's thought to be the largest college admissions cheating scandal ever prosecuted in the U.S. and it's moving at lightning speed. The ringleader of the alleged scheme, consultant William "Rick" Signer, pleaded guilty to four charges just hours after the sweeping indictment. Here are a few details you may have missed from the investigation.

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The college admissions scandal has rocked schools across the country while reigniting discussions about race, wealth and getting accepted into top schools. New York Daily News columnist Carron J. Phillips joins CBSN to discuss.

The "Desperate Housewives" actress reported to the Federal Correctional Institution outside San Francisco to begin serving a 14-day sentence for her role in the college cheating scandal. She was also ordered to pay a $30,000 fine and perform 250 hours of community service.

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