A former Yale soccer coach triggered FBI’s college bribery investigation
A key defendant whose actions apparently exposed the scandal, former Yale soccer coach Rudy Meredith, became the third person in the case to plead guilty. Meredith didn’t say a word as he left a Boston courthouse last Thursday surrounded by a crush of cameras. Inside, the 51-year-old pleaded guilty to pocketing more than $860,000 in bribes to help parents get their children into Yale.
Court documents show that in 2017, William “Rick” Singer, the confessed mastermind behind the scheme, paid Meredith $400,000 to get the daughter of a wealthy couple into the Ivy League school.
Meredith designated her as one of his recruits even though she had never played competitive soccer. Last week, Yale announced it was rescinding that student’s admission.
Former Yale soccer coach pleads guilty in college admissions scandal