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When news broke of the U.S. Department of Justice’s prosecution of 50 people charged in a nationwide college admissions scheme, Law.com knew the story was big. What we discovered moments later was that a top lawyer from an elite law firm was one of those charged, making the story even more powerful for our readers. In this Instant Insights, we show the ripple effects of the case to the legal community.

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A team of federal prosecutors in Boston under the leadership of U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling will oversee the sprawling college admissions fraud case against dozens of individuals, including a leading Big Law partner and Hollywood celebrities.

Federal authorities alleged dozens of people participated in a national conspiracy involving cheating on college-entrance exams. Prosecutors contend wealthy defendants, including business executives, actresses and sports coaches, took part in an alleged scheme to fix test scores and bribe entrance officials to boost the chances of family members gaining admission.

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Mike Scarcella

Mike Scarcella is a senior editor in Washington on ALM Media's regulatory desk. Contact him at [email protected]. On Twitter: @MikeScarcella. Mike works on a slate of newsletters: Supreme Court Brief | Higher Law | Compliance Hot Spots | Labor of Law.

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