Former Media Executive to Plead Guilty in US College Admissions Scandal

BOSTON—A former media executive has agreed to plead guilty to participating in a vast U.S. college admissions fraud scheme by paying $525,000 to win admission for her children to top universities, federal prosecutors said on Thursday. Elisabeth Kimmel, a former owner and president of San Diego-based Midwest Television, had been scheduled to go to trial in September in Boston alongside three other wealthy parents charged in the nationwide college admissions scandal. Kimmel, 57, will instead plead guilty on Monday to conspiring to commit mail and wire fraud, and agreed to spend six weeks in prison plus one year in home confinement. The La Jolla, California, resident also agreed to pay a $250,000 fine and perform 500 hours of community service. Her lawyer did not respond to a request for comment. Kimmel is one of 57 people charged over a scheme in which wealthy parents conspired with California college admissions consultant …

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