David Sidoo pleads not guilty in USA college admissions bribery scandal

17 Mars, 2019, 05:04 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • David Sidoo pleads not guilty in USA college admissions bribery scandal

A prominent Vancouver businessman and philanthropist linked to a massive college admissions scandal south of the border pleaded not guilty in connection with the case in a United States courtroom this week.

"[Mr. Sidoo] looks forward to fully contesting the charges in a well respected court and not in the media", said Sidoo's legal team in a statement Friday afternoon.

Sidoo, 59, has taken leave of absence from his role as president and CEO of East West Petroleum as well as his role as president of Advantage Lithium.

Vancouver businessman David Sidoo was named in an indictment by the US Department of Justice, which said that that dozens of individuals, including Sidoo, were involved in a nationwide conspiracy "that facilitated cheating on college entrance exams and the admission of students to elite universities as purported athletic recruits".

St. George's School says a review of its records from 2012 indicates no school or provincial exams were written at the school by the student in question on or around the date referenced by the indictment.

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Court documents allege Sidoo paid William Singer to arrange for Florida man Mark Riddell to fly to Vancouver and take the tests.

The father of two is accused of paying someone $100,000 to take the SAT test for his older son, and another $100,000 to have someone take the SAT for his younger son.

According to prosecutors, the parents paid to have people either take exams for their children or to replace students' exam responses with their own.

A total of about 50 people, including celebrities Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, have been charged in the scandal.

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