College bribery scandal: Stanford students file lawsuit against elite schools

Erica Olsen and Kalea Woods claim they were denied fair opportunity to apply to Yale and University of Southern California

Two college students have filed a lawsuit against the University of Southern California (USC), Yale University and other colleges where prosecutors say parents paid bribes to ensure their children’s admission.

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco and alleges the students were denied a fair opportunity for admission.

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