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Mystery Parent Paid $6.5 Million to Get Kids Into Top Universities as Part of Admissions Scandal

A student walks near Royce Hall on the UCLA campus on April 23, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

A student walks near Royce Hall on the UCLA campus on April 23, 2012, in Los Angeles. (Credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Of the many outrageous allegations revealed by federal prosecutors in the college cheating scandal, one stands out.

Someone paid $6.5 million to get his or her children into elite schools. But the identity of that parent — and details about which schools were involved — remains a mystery nearly two weeks after authorities in Boston filed the charges against dozens of wealthy individuals.

The lack of information about the money is more notable given that the charges go into intense detail about the alleged actions of other parents, who are accused of bribing and cheating to get their kids into schools such as Yale, USC and UCLA.

Prosecutors have mentioned the $6.5 million in payments at a news conference and in court. But they are not included in the hundreds of pages detailing the charges.

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

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