It is alleged that Amin Khoury offered a bribe to a tennis coach at Georgetown to increase the likelihood that his daughter would be accepted into the institution.
On Tuesday, a federal court in Boston will begin the process of picking a jury for the final case related to the college bribery scandal. This selection procedure will take place over several days. It is anticipated that the case will continue for a few weeks.
The man who founded Wellington and who is now 54 years old, Amin Khoury, is accused of bribing the tennis coach at Georgetown University, Gordon Ernst, to get his daughter accepted into an Ivy League school in 2015 as a tennis recruit. Khoury is accused of doing this to get his daughter into an Ivy League school.
Khoury was indicted on two additional charges by a federal grand jury in Massachusetts after he was found guilty on “one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud and bribery affecting federal programs receiving federal funds” in September of 2020. These crimes affected federal programs that received funding from the federal government. Khoury’s participation in a plan that affected federal projects that received federal funding is at the center of these newly filed charges against him.
According to the indictment, Khoury guaranteed that his daughter would be recruited in 2014 by paying Ernst about $200,000 through a middleman to ensure that his daughter would be selected.