Canadian businessman pleads not guilty in admissions scam

By – Associated Press – Friday, March 15, 2019

BOSTON (AP) – A Canadian businessman has pleaded not guilty to paying $200,000 to have someone take a college entrance exam in place of his two sons.

appeared in federal court in Boston on Friday and was released on $1.5 million secured bond.

is one of 50 people charged in a sweeping college admissions cheating scam announced by Boston authorities this week. They include athletic coaches at elite schools and prominent parents.

Officials say the Vancouver resident paid someone to take a Canadian high school graduation exam in place of his older son.

’s attorneys said in a statement Friday that “asks people not to rush to judgment” and looks forward to contesting the charges in court.

is charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.

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