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Liquor distribution exec to plead guilty in U.S. college admissions scandal

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By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) – The chief executive of a liquor distribution company charged in the U.S. college admissions scandal has agreed to plead guilty to paying $500,000 to secure his son’s admission to the University of Southern California (USC) as a fake football recruit. Marci Palatella, 66, had been scheduled to go to trial in September in Boston alongside two other wealthy parents charged with participating in the vast college admissions cheating and fraud scheme. Federal prosecutors on Tuesday said she will instead plead guilty to conspiring to commit honest services mail frau…

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