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Former media executive to plead guilty in U.S. college admissions scandal

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By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) – A former media executive has agreed to plead guilty to participating in a vast U.S. college admissions fraud scheme by paying $525,000 to win admission for her children to top universities, federal prosecutors said on Thursday. Elisabeth Kimmel, a former owner and president of San Diego-based Midwest Television, had been scheduled to go to trial in September in Boston alongside three other wealthy parents charged in the nationwide college admissions scandal. Kimmel, 57, will instead plead guilty on Monday to conspiring to commit mail and wire fraud, and agree…

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