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5 legitimate charities that help low-income students get into college

The largest alleged scheme to falsify charity donations rocked the nation Tuesday, as federal prosecutors announced a criminal investigation surrounding college exam and admissions fraud.

Federal prosecutors allege that wealthy parents paid as much as $25 million to help their kids cheat on college-admissions exams and falsify athletic records to get them into elite schools including Yale, Stanford, UCLA, USC and Georgetown.

That money went to William “Rick” Singer’s Newport Beach college admissions company Key Worldwide, reportedly formed in 2012 to allegedly provide education to underprivileged students. Key Worldwide is a registered charity, but rather than helping underserved Oakland students get into college, prosecutors allege that it was all a scam and say Singer fabricated academic and athletic credentials and arranged bribes to help wealthy parents

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