Former UCLA Soccer Coach to Plead Guilty in College Scandal

(Bloomberg) -- Former UCLA men’s soccer coach Jorge Salcedo agreed to plead guilty to racketeering conspiracy in the U.S. college admissions scandal.

Salcedo is one of several coaches charged with taking bribes in exchange for getting the children of wealthy parents into elite schools from Stanford to Yale by falsely designating them as star athletic recruits. Salcedo, 47, was accused of accepting $200,000 in bribes to get two students into the University of California at Los Angeles as soccer players.

Federal prosecutors agreed in an April 13 deal to drop charges of conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery. Salcedo faces 24 to 30 months in prison under U.S. sentencing guidelines. The government said it would recommend a term of two years plus one year of supervised release, forfeiture of $200,000 and a fine.

Susan Winkler, a lawyer for Salcedo, didn’t immediately return voicemail and email messages seeking comment on the plea agreement.

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