$50K fine, no prosecution for ex-coach in college scam deal

FILE— In this March 25, 2019 file photo, William Ferguson, former Wake Forest volleyball coach, arrives at federal court in Boston, to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Federal prosecutors have promised to drop their case against Ferguson if he pays a $50,000 fine and follows certain conditions, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021.

BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have promised to drop their case against a former Wake Forest University coach charged in the college admissions bribery scandal if he pays a $50,000 fine and follows certain conditions, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday.

A deferred prosecution agreement filed in the case against William Ferguson says that the former coach accepts responsibility for his role in the scheme, but that prosecutors will move to dismiss his case after 24 months if he pays the fine and abides by the terms of the agreement.

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