Get ready for the latest USC scandal.
The athletic dept. is at the center of the college admissions bribery scandal as senior associate athletic Donna Heinel reportedly received more than $1.3 million in bribe payments to fabricate athletic credentials for prospective students.
Heinel, men’s and women’s water polo coach Jovan Vavic and former women’s soccer coach Ali Khosroshahin have been indicted.
Heinel was in charge of admissions for the athletic dept. and wielded a lot of power because she was the go-to person whenever there was a special case.
Here is the statement from USC president Wanda Austin:
“The federal government has alleged that USC is a victim in a scheme perpetrated against the university by a long-time athletics department employee, one current coach and three former coaching staff, who were allegedly involved in a college admissions scheme and have been charged by the government on multiple charges.
“At this time, we have no reason to believe that Admissions employees or senior administrators were aware of the scheme or took part in any wrongdoing—and we believe the government concurs in that assessment.”
USC is a victim?!?!
One more investigation and scandal!
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