College-admissions scam middleman sentenced to 3 months in prison

Nov. 14 (UPI) — Martin Fox, a Texas sports coach who pleaded guilty in November to racketeering conspiracy in a cash-for-admissions scheme that defrauded several elite schools, has been sentenced to three months in prison and three months of home detention followed by a year of supervised release.

The Department of Justice announced Friday that Fox, 63, of Houston, must also complete 250 hours of community serve and pay a fine of $95,000 and forfeit assets in the amount of $245,000.

By his own admission, Fox served as a middleman between William “Rick” singer, a Newport Beach college consultant at the heart of a college admissions scheme, and several university coaches and a teaching consultant Singer attempted to bribe.

According to prosecutors, in 2014, Fox offered Michael Center, who was at the time a tennis coach at the University of Texas-Austin, $80,000 to $100,000 to recruit a child of one

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