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UCLA soccer coach RESIGNS for 'taking a $100,000 bribe to put a real-estate developer's daughter on the roster so she would get accepted - even though she had never played competitively'

The soccer coach from UCLA who is said to have taken a $100,000 kickback to get a developer's daughter into the school resigned on Thursday. 
Jorge Salcedo was said to have taken the bribe to get Lauren Isackson on the women's soccer team roster. 
Shana Wilson, a spokeswoman for the school's athletic department, informed the New York Post of Salcedo's resignation. He had been a coach on the men's soccer team for 15 seasons.  
Shana Wilson, a spokeswoman for the school's athletic department, announced that Jorge Salcedo (pictured) was resigning as coach on the men's soccer team at UCLA
Shana Wilson, a spokeswoman for the school's athletic department, announced that Jorge Salcedo (pictured) was resigning as coach on the men's soccer team at UCLA

Isackson was given jersey No. 41 in 2017 on a team of all star players and required to stay on the side for at least one year. She was tapped to be a midfielder on the team. 
Salcedo was said to have taken the bribe to get Lauren Isackson on the women's soccer team roster
Salcedo was said to have taken the bribe to get Lauren Isackson on the women's soccer team roster
Prosecutors say her parents, Davina, 55, and Bruce, 61, the president of a real estate development firm, spent more than $600,000 to get Lauren and her sister into UCLA and USC with fake athletic credentials. 
The California couple are said to have handed over 2,000 Facebook shares - worth around $251,249 - and donations to college admissions scandal mastermind Rick Singer. 
Prosecutors say Isackson did not even play competitive soccer - for a team or in a league - before joining UCLA.
Salcedo is said to have taken another $100,000 check from Singer for the son of another one of his clients. 
That student also had not played competitive soccer but was admitted to UCLA after he was recruited to the men's soccer team, the Los Angeles Times reports.   
Lauren Isackson was given jersey No. 41 in 2017 on a team of all star players
Lauren Isackson was given jersey No. 41 in 2017 on a team of all star players
Davina Isackson with daughters Lauren and Audrey Isackson. Prosecutors say Davina and Bruce Isackson, 61, spent more than $600,000 to get their daughters into UCLA and USC with fake athletic credentials
Davina Isackson with daughters Lauren and Audrey Isackson. Prosecutors say Davina and Bruce Isackson, 61, spent more than $600,000 to get their daughters into UCLA and USC with fake athletic credentials
Salcedo started as the team's ball boy before winning three national championships as a player in the 1990s. 
Throughout 2006 and 2014, he helped UCLA get to 14 NCAA tournaments and national championships.  
UCLA is investigating the allegations facing the soccer programs at the school.  
Davina, 55, appeared at Moakley Federal Courthouse where she was told to not discuss the case with her family unless an attorney is present
Davina, 55, appeared at Moakley Federal Courthouse where she was told to not discuss the case with her family unless an attorney is present
Davina, 55, has appeared at Moakley Federal Courthouse where she was told to not discuss the case with her family unless an attorney is present. She was released on $1 million bond and ordered to surrender her passport.
Judge Jennifer C. Boal warned her there is to be 'no discussion of the substance of the case with family members outside of counsel'.
She did not enter a plea and refused to speak with reporters as she walked out of court flanked by her attorneys. 
Both Davina and her husband Bruce are charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and face up to 20 years in federal prison.  
The California couple, pictured with their children, are said to have handed over 2,000 Facebook shares and donations to college admissions scandal mastermind Rick Singer
The California couple, pictured with their children, are said to have handed over 2,000 Facebook shares and donations to college admissions scandal mastermind Rick Singer
According to the affidavit her Bruce was concerned about the alleged payments becoming 'a front page story'. 
Court documents show he said: 'You know, I am so paranoid about this [expletive] thing you were talking about on the phone.
'I mean, I can't imagine they'd go to the trouble of tapping my phone - but would they tap someone like your phones?
'The embarrassment to everyone in the communities. Oh my God, it would just be - Yeah. Ugh.' 
Bruce, the president of a real estate development firm, is due to appear in court in Boston next week.  
Singer, 58, has pleaded guilty in Boston federal court to running the largest college admissions fraud scam in U.S. history through his small college preparation company in Newport Beach.
Over the course of seven years, Singer is estimated to have taken a whopping $25million from wealthy parents to get their kids into elite schools by cheating and bribery.
Some 50 people including prominent executives, Hollywood actors and college coaches have been charged for roles in the scheme which saw phony test-takers secure clients' children spots at elite universities including Yale, Georgetown and Stanford.
Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin was dropped by the company that owns the Hallmark cable channel and LVMH's Sephora beauty chain ended a sponsorship deal with her daughter, Olivia, as a result of the charge. Loughlin's husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, has also been charged.
Desperate Housewives actor Felicity Huffman was also charged in the scheme. The 56-year-old Desperate Housewives actress deleted her social media accounts on Friday, and pulled down her parenting website, What The Flicka.

2 comments:

  1. resigns? he probably destroyed lives of children and should be held accountable. he was put in a position of trust for the children and he broke that trust to me that is the lowest of the low. so he just gets to resign?

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  2. so he gets to resign for taking a bribe but meanwhile actress lori laughlin & husband are facing criminal charges for paying a bribe in a similar situation.

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