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Jon Barooshian Quoted in The Wall Street Journal’s “College-Admissions Cheating Trial Reveals a Lot About the Parents’ Wealth”

The Varsity Blues trial is under way at the U.S. District Court in Boston.  The wealth of the parents involved in the scandal are on full display.  Some parents paid anywhere between $100,000 to over $1 million to arrange for their children to be admitted into elite schools.  The defense is worried about how the wealth and privilege of these parents might affect how the Boston jury perceives them.  Jon Barooshian spoke with The Wall Street Journal about these concerns.

“A Boston-area jury is not going to be overly sympathetic with the wealthy group of parents unless you give them a reason to be,” said Jon Barooshian, a partner with Bowditch & Dewey in Boston and a former state prosecutor. In his experience, Mr. Barooshian said, the jury pool in and around Boston tended to be blue collar or middle class.

Continue reading “College-Admissions Cheating Trial Reveals a Lot About the Parents’ Wealth” on The Wall Street Journals website.

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