Wealthy Couple Paid Rick Singer in Facebook Stock to Get Daughter into UCLA


(Lauren Isackson: UCLA)

It looks like USC has had enough scandal for a day as new reports reveal UCLA had students who lied their way into school using their wealth as well.

According to court papers, one California couple paid $250,000 worth of Facebook stock to finesse their non-athletic daughter into UCLA as a soccer recruit for one of the best programs in the nation.

UCLA student Lauren Isackson is listed as midfielder No.41 on the soccer team in 2017. However, prosecutors say her "impressive soccer experience" was all a lie and Lauren never actually played competitive soccer or ever even played a single game for UCLA.

Her parents are just some of the dozens charged with bribing their kids into elite universities. Her father Bruce is president of real estate development firm WP Investments.

Infamous college prep crook expert Rick Singer was given 2,150 shares of Facebook stock worth about $251,249 by Lauren's parents to get her a spot at the school as a soccer recruit.

Court papers state, Singer used a “falsified soccer profile” to fast-track Lauren’s admission in 2016 and paid off former college coaches in the process.

Lauren's athletic profile is still active and boasts achievements at Woodside soccer club from 2012 to 2016 however the head of the club says he's never heard of her.

Read more at the New York Post.


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