William "Rick" Singer yesterday told a federal court that he helped the parents of 761 high school students cheat the college admissions process through a complex scheme that included falsifying answers on standardized tests, faking athletic profiles and outright bribery.
- Singer didn't detail how he recruited the parents, but Axios has spoken to a well-known Silicon Valley investor who says he hired Singer several years ago to help his son with standard college coaching services, but that he was eventually offered a "side door."
The investor agreed to tell Axios his story, under the condition that his name not be publicly disclosed. He says he did nothing wrong, and that he has not been contacted by law enforcement. An edited transcript of his story follows.