Operation Varsity Blues

John Wilson, left, and his wife, right, leave federal court after he was found guilty of participating in a fraudulent college admissions scheme Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, in Boston. Wilson and another wealthy parent Gamal Abdelaziz, were convicted Friday of buying their kids' way into school as athletic recruits in the first case to go to trial in the college admissions cheating scandal that embroiled prestigious universities across the country. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

Two parents found guilty in ‘Operation Varsity Blues’

A guilty verdict was reached in the trial of two parents charged with bribing their kids’ way into elite college universities as fake athletic recruits. On Friday, a Boston federal court convicted private equity firm founder John Wilson and former casino executive Gamal Abdelaziz of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, among other charges.