BOSTON – Dozens of individuals involved in a nationwide conspiracy that facilitated cheating on college entrance exams and the admission of students to elite universities as purported athletic recruits were arrested by federal agents in multiple states this morning and charged in federal court in Boston. Athletic coaches from Yale, Stanford, USC, Wake Forest and Georgetown, among others, are implicated, as well as parents and exam administrators.
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AFFIDAVIT IN SUPPORT OF CRIMINAL COMPLAINT
I, Laura Smith, being duly sworn, state as follows:
INTRODUCTION AND AGENT BACKGROUND
I am a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI") assigned to
the Boston, Massachusetts Field Office. I joined the FBI in 2010 as a forensic accountant
conducting complex financial investigations. I am currently a special agent on a squad that
investigates economic crimes, including various forms of corporate fraud, securities fraud and
bribery. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice-Economic Crimes Investigation and a
Master's degree in Accounting. As an FBI Special Agent, I am an investigative or law
enforcement officer of the United States within the meaning of Title 18, United States Code,
Section 2510(7), in that I am empowered by law to conduct investigations of, and to make arrests
for, offenses enumerated in Title 18, United States Code, Section 2516.
I make this affidavit in support of criminal complaints charging the following
individuals (collectively, "the defendants") with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest
services mail fraud, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 1349:
I-HSIN "JOEY" CHEN
AGUSTIN HUNEEUS, Jr.
WILLIAM E. McGLASHAN, Jr.
PETER JAN SARTORIO
JOHN B. WILSON
Specifically, as set forth below, I have probable cause to believe that the
defendants conspired with others kn