Ep. 220: Lessons From The First Varsity Blues Guilty Verdict
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The first jury trial stemming from the Varsity Blues admissions scandal ended last week with a guilty verdict. It was a big win for prosecutors who relied heavily on exchanges the parents had with the mastermind of the scheme Rick Singer, without ever calling the man himself to testify. Law360’s Boston courts reporter Chris Villani joins the show this week to explain how the strategy paid off, avenues of appeal that remain for the defendants, and what the victory means for the remaining cases. Also this week: A turf war between state and federal employment regulators pursuing claims against a gaming company accused of fostering a toxic workplace; a Pennsylvania attorney who escaped disbarment after forging a judge’s signature; and the latest from our favorite movie-quoting judge from the Court of International Trade.
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Published 11/20/21