How Rick Singer Pulled Off His Fraud—and Why Colleges Were Complicit
Daniel Golden, The Chronicle Review
In some ways, Rick Singer was the ideal person to come up with schemes involving bribes to college coaches and others on behalf of wealthy parents who wanted to get their students into top colleges. For most of his career, Singer was a rogue operator. The former independent college counselor worked in an industry that required no professional licenses, and remains unregulated and unlicensed.
But Singer isn’t entirely to blame. Colleges created the conditions for Singer’s schemes to thrive. Some elite institutions have sold admissions slots for decades.