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The Latest: Yale to review school admission amid scandal

BOSTON - The Latest on a college admissions bribery scandal that resulted in charges against coaches and celebrities, and an announcement of investigations by some college and universities(all times local):

8:20 p.m.

Yale College’s president says the school’s policy is to rescind the admission of students who falsified their applications.

President Peter Salovey’s comments come in the wake of a nationwide admission scandal.

Federal authorities say parents paid an admissions consultant to rig standardized test scores and bribe college coaches and other insiders to get their children into selective schools.

No students were charged. Authorities have said that in many cases the teenagers were not aware of what was going on.

Salovey said in a statement Friday that when applicants sign their applications, they attest that the contents are true and complete. He did not comment on any specific actions the school was taking.

He said the college would also conduct its own review and retain external advisers to assist and recommend changes.

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4:20 p.m.

A Canadian businessman has pleaded not guilty to paying $200,000 to have someone take a college entrance exam in place of his two sons.

David Sidoo appeared in federal court in Boston on Friday and was released on $1.5 million secured bond.

Sidoo is one of 50 people charged in a sweeping college admissions cheating scam announced by Boston authorities this week. They include athletic coaches at elite schools and prominent parents.

Officials say the Vancouver resident paid someone to take a Canadian high school graduation exam in place of his older son.

Sidoo’s attorneys said in a statement Friday that Sidoo “asks people not to rush to judgment” and looks forward to contesting the charges in court.
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