Trump Pardons Father Accused of Fraud and Bribery in USC Admissions Scandal - Higher Education


Higher Education News and Jobs

Trump Pardons Father Accused of Fraud and Bribery in USC Admissions Scandal

by

Former President Donald  J. Trump pardoned a Miami developer accused of fraud and bribery for his daughter’s admission into University of Southern California, Los Angeles Times reported.

Robert Zangrillo

Dragon Global CEO Robert Zangrillo received a “full pardon,” making him the only defendant in the college admissions scandal to receive one.

Federal prosecutors alleged Robert’s daughter Amber Zangrillo was admitted to USC as a gifted rower – a falsehood – due to a deal involving Newport Beach consultant Rick Singer and USC athletics administrator Donna Heinel.

Zangrillo had pleaded not guilty and a trial had been set for September.

Semantic Tags: