Yale Soccer Coach Gets Sentenced To Prison

Ex-Yale soccer coach sentenced for accepting bribes to get students into the Ivy League university
WASHINGTON,  - MARCH 12: The campus of Georgetown University is shown March 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. Georgetown University and several other schools including Yale, Stanford, the University of Texas, University of Southern California and UCLA were named today in an FBI investigation targeting 50 people as part of a bribery scheme to accept students with lower test scores into some of the leading universities across the United States. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The former women’s soccer coach for Yale University was sentenced to five months in prison for taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to get “soccer recruits” into the Ivy League university.
  • Rudy Meredith’s cooperation with authorities helped to expose the nationwide college admissions bribery scandal.
  • Meredith pleaded guilty to wire fraud in March 2019 and in addition to the prison term, was sentenced to one year of probation, a $19,000 fine, and ordered to forfeit more than $550,000.

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