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Vancouver Businessman David Sidoo Pleads Not Guilty In College Admissions Scandal

 

David Sidoo’s lawyer Richard Schoenfeld says the plea was entered in writing after an indictment from the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts on April 9 accused him of wiring about $100,000 in 2013 from an account in Canada to an account in California in the name of a college-prep company. Sidoo is among 19 parents, including actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Gianulli, who are facing money-laundering charges in the new indictment.

VANCOUVER – Prominent Indo-Canasdian businessman has pleaded not guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering for his alleged role in a college admissions scandal in the United States.

David Sidoo’s lawyer Richard Schoenfeld says the plea was entered in writing after an indictment from the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts on April 9 accused him of wiring about $100,000 in 2013 from an account in Canada to an account in California in the name of a college-prep company.

Sidoo is among 19 parents, including actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Gianulli, who are facing money-laundering charges in the new indictment.

Sidoo, a 59-year-old former Canadian Football League player and well-known philanthropist, had earlier pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud in connection with the scandal.

The indictment alleges the money was in the name of college-prep company The Key, and meant to be

An indictment in March alleged Sidoo paid $200,000 in total for someone to take the SAT on behalf of both his sons, and that he also paid an undisclosed amount for someone to fly to Vancouver and take a high school graduation exam on behalf of his older son.

 

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