August 4, 2022

Former Tennis Coach Pleads Guilty in College Admission Case | Buffalo sports







FILE – In this March 25, 2019 file photo, Gordon Ernst, a former Georgetown tennis coach, leaves Boston federal court after being indicted in a nationwide college admissions corruption scandal. Ernst is expected to plead guilty on Monday, October 25, 2021 in federal court in Boston in the ongoing college admissions bribery case. Ernst has been accused of accepting more than $ 2 million to help children of wealthy parents get into Washington school.


Steven Senne


BOSTON (AP) – A former Georgetown University tennis coach pleaded guilty in Boston federal court on Monday in the college admissions corruption case.

Gordon Ernst has been accused of accepting more than $ 2 million to help children of wealthy parents get into Washington school.

The 54-year-old, who has residences in Chevy Chase, Md., And Falmouth, Mass., Appeared virtually for his hearing on Monday. He will be sentenced in March 2022.

prosecutors in a plea agreement announced last month, recommended Ernst not to serve more than four years in prison.

Ernst has agreed to plead guilty to several counts of bribery of federal programs and one count of filing a false tax return.

He also agreed to forgo $ 3.4 million earned through the program, in which wealthy parents conspired with college admissions consultant to enroll their children in elite schools, often as bogus sports recruits.

Ernst was due to be tried in November.

Several other coaches have also admitted to accepting bribes, including former University of California Los Angeles men’s football coach Jorge Salcedo, who was sentenced to eight months in prison.