California dentist faces new charges in college admission scandal

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Former associate professor at Los Angeles-based University of Southern California Homayoun Zadeh, DDS, was hit with new federal charges Oct. 22 in regard to a college admission bribery scheme, according to the VC Star.

Dr. Zadeh and nine other parents were charged with conspiracy to commit federal program bribery. Investigators claim Dr. Zadeh bribed officials at organizations that receive at least $10,000 in federal funding, which includes USC.

In April, Dr. Zadeh was charged with money laundering on top of the initial charges of fraud and conspiracy. He has pleaded not guilty.

Dr. Zadeh has been accused of agreeing to pay William Singer, the CEO of a for-profit college counseling business, to help his daughter get into USC. Investigators claim Dr. Zadeh's daughter was admitted to the university based on falsified athletic credentials that purported that she was a lacrosse recruit.

Since his arrest, USC has placed Dr. Zadeh on leave.

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