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‘Varsity Blues’ Mastermind Made $28 Million in College Scam

  • U.S. prosecutors conclude their presentation of evidence
  • Accountant for U.S. describes Rick Singer’s earnings for jury
William “Rick” Singer leaves Boston Federal Court on March 12, 2019.
William “Rick” Singer leaves Boston Federal Court on March 12, 2019.Photographer: Scott Eisen/Getty Images
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William “Rick” Singer, the mastermind of the “Varsity Blues” college admissions fraud, personally made nearly $28 million from the scheme, a forensic accountant for the government testified.

Lauren George laid out the disgraced college consultant’s earnings in detail for the first time on Wednesday as a government witness in the trial of two of his former clients. Singer invested some of his money in the Swansea City Football Club in Wales and the Sharky’s chain of West Coast Mexican restaurants, previously released court records show.