Ex-Harvard Coach Arrested for Admissions Conspiracy

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Peter Brand, the former fencing coach at Harvard, and Jie Zhao, a Maryland businessman, were arrested Monday morning and charged with conspiracy.

According to ABC News, this case is separate from the so-called "Varsity Blues" investigation but part of what federal prosecutors in Boston called their "long-standing effort to expose and deter corruption in college admissions."

Brand allegedly conspired with Zhao, the chief executive of a telecommunications company, to facilitate the admission of Zhao's two sons to Harvard by recruiting them to join the men's fencing team in exchange for money. Zhao was charged with circumventing the usual admissions process by paying Brand more than $1.5 million in bribes to secure his sons' admission to Harvard.

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