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Former Casino Executive Arrested for Bribing College Officials for Daughter’s Admission

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The ongoing college admission bribery scandal in America has reached the casino industry. Former casino executive Gamal Aziz was arrested for allegedly paying $300,000 to get his daughter admitted into the University of Southern California.

Dozens of parents have been caught in the scandal for crimes ranging from bribing university officials to paying for other students to take entrance exams for their children.

Aziz reportedly paid $300,000 to Key Worldwide Foundation to make her daughter look like a prolific basketball player. Aziz’s daughter could then earn access to USC through her falsified basketball prowess. She gained acceptance into the school, but she was not on the basketball team.

As part of the case, Aziz has also been charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.

Aziz has a long career in Las Vegas casinos, and he made his money as president of MGM Grand and also worked for Steve Wynn opening casinos in Macau.

Along with other CEOs, two Hollywood actors were also implicated in the case and have received the most high-profile media attention for their involvement. Felicity Huffman of “Desperate Housewives fame and Lori Loughlin, actor in “Full House” are both embroiled in the scandal.

A full list of the accused is available on CNBC.

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