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‘Varsity Blues’ verdict based on sound legal theory, says feds

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By Chris Villani (July 18, 2022, 7:18 p.m. EDT) — Federal prosecutors argued Monday that the legal theory that led a jury to convict a former University of Southern California coach in the college admissions case university “Varsity Blues” is valid, as they sought to convince a skeptical judge that the school was a victim of the scheme.

The government is trying to keep intact the jury’s finding that former USC water polo coach Jovan Vavic conspired with scheme mastermind William “Rick” Singer to pass off unqualified students as rookies in exchange bribes.

But U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani flagged a potential problem for prosecutors during a recent post-trial hearing. The…

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