From L.A. Times by Richard Winton, Hillary Davis, Hannah Fry and Alene Tchekmedyian:
The college admissions cheating scandal is roiling some of Southern California’s most elite prep schools, leading to resignations and questions as federal prosecutors seek student records from the institutions...

Law enforcement sources told The Times that several top private schools in the L.A. area received subpoenas from prosecutors seeking information about some of the students involved in the fraud case.

The sources said the prep schools are not currently targets of the investigation. But prosecutors want to know whether the parents and others accused in the case sought or received help from the schools. They also want to get a better idea of how the alleged scheme worked, the sources said.

Among the schools receiving subpoenas is Harvard-Westlake School in Studio City, which marketing guru Jane Buckingham’s daughter attended until last year.

Sources told The Times that several former Harvard-Westlake parents used the service of Rick Singer, the admitted mastermind of the college “side door” entries. Charging documents allege that families paid small fortunes to cheat on SATs, fake sports backgrounds and pay off coaches.

read more>>