William Rick Singer touted his charity as a way to open doors for disadvantaged students who grew up surrounded by gang violence.The Key Worldwide Foundations website says it funds dental care for needy Cambodians, after-school programs for children in 20 cities across the United States and life coaching to underprivileged girls in Los Angeles.But federal tax records reviewed by The Times showed the great majority of the charitys grants actually went to elite universities, including USC, Yale and New York University.,Fifty people have been charged in the probe.In 2016, the most recent year for which the records are available, Singers foundation gave $252,500 to the University of Texas Athletics, $50,000 to the USC Womens Athletics Board, $25,000 to the USC soccer program and $83,181 to NYU Athletics, the tax documents show.,In 2015, the nonprofit gave $250,000 to athletic programs at USC, including its water polo and womens volleyball programs, $294,000 to the University of Texas Athletics, $250,000 to Yale Summer Time Sports and $175,000 to Chapman University.That year, Friends of Cambodia received $19,200.,We take this matter very seriously and intend to review this relationship in depth to assure ourselves that our principles have not in any way been compromised.In 2014, USC sports programs received $225,000, while NYU Athletics received $203,998, the tax records show.,He cooperated with authorities in the investigation and pleaded guilty to the charges in Boston on Tuesday afternoon, according to court records.Prosecutors allege that well-to-do parents paid Singer to help their children cheat on college entrance exams and to falsify athletic records to enable them to gain admission to at least eight schools, a list that also includes UCLA, Stanford and Georgetown.Not all the schools named in the case received donations, according to the tax records.Federal law enforcement began the investigation, dubbed Operation Varsity Blues, in May, based on a tip from a confidential source who was being interviewed as part of a separate investigation, said FBI Special Agent Joseph Bonavolonta.The government alleges that Singer instructed parents to donate funds to the charity as part of the scheme.
Distrust between the Bridgeport community and the city’s police department has re-emerged following last week’s release of an Internal Affairs report citing 17 officers for misconduct related to a 2017 incident.,In other news, West Haven’s Jay W. Barrett, who is in the end stages of cystic fibrosis, is an avid supporter of President Donald Trump and received campaign memorabilia this weekend after receiving a call from the president last week.,Here are some of the top stories from this weekend:
Jeannia Fu — who is involved with the Justice for Jayson group that formed after the fatal 2017 Bridgeport police shooting of 15-year-old Jayson Negron — said the findings of an Internal Affairs report indicating officer misconduct were troubling.,Other Bridgeport community members are feeling the same way after the 405-page report cited 17 city police officers for misconduct in their handling of a 2017 Halloween party.,A dying West Haven man who made international headlines last week when he received a “bucket list” telephone call of encouragement from President Donald Trump was given a few mementos this weekend.
Happy Place Sports Bar, an Orange County bar shuttered in October after a series of shootings, was the hub for a major Central Florida drug trafficking organization, local and federal authorities said Friday.,Sheriff John Mina, along with members of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation, announced the dismantling of the organization, which resulted in the arrests of 16 people and confiscation of dozens of guns and $180,000 in cash.,The Sheriff’s Office enlisted the help of other agencies when it realized the organization was behind a series of violent crimes dating to 2015, according to Director Ron Stucker of the MBI, a task force targeting vice and organized crime in Orange and Osceola counties.,Stucker said the organization had been distributing between one and two kilograms of cocaine and heroin per week on average in Central Florida.,Mina said members of the organizations played a role in numerous shootings in Orange County, including two at Happy Place Sports Bar in July and October.
The Irvine-based gaming company Blizzard will cut 209 jobs in a retrenching by its parent company Activision Blizzard.,The nonprofit in a statement said Desmond has more than 20 years of experience working with area nonprofits, including 13 years at Goodwill of Orange County in a variety of roles within the development department.,The Irvine-based gaming company Blizzard will cut 209 jobs in a retrenching by its parent company Activision Blizzard.The layoffs, effective in mid-April, were posted to the state’s Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notifications.,(Kevin Sullivan, The Orange County Register)
Dr. Adam Rivadeneyra, a primary care sports medicine specialist, has joined Hoag Orthopedic Institute.,The nonprofit in a statement said Desmond has more than 20 years of experience working with area nonprofits, including 13 years at Goodwill of Orange County in a variety of roles within the development department.
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Dylan Bundy made his first start for the Orioles, yielding one run on four hits in two innings.,Brock Holt hit his first home run of the spring, a three-run shot, and Xander Bogaerts added an RBI double and a single.,Top prospect Pete Alonso had two hits and two RBIs, and Jason Vargas allowed only Matt Carpenter's leadoff home run, pitching two innings and striking out three in his first start.,Chicago ace Lucas Giolito made his first start, pitching two innings and allowing three runs - one earned - and three hits.,Tyler Skaggs was tagged in his first start, surrendering four runs, two hits and two walks in 1 2/3 innings.
Cole, 75, and four other members of Craftsmen for Kids — a group of 16 retired men from central Ohio who formed a nonprofit organization to make and donate wooden educational toys — then began carrying in dozens of their latest creations.,Soon, 36 children from low-income families in the Head Start program in Logan were happily playing with wooden barns, trucks, blocks and doll beds, among other items.,Chris DeLamatre, director of the Hocking Athens Perry Community Action Program, which runs Head Start programs in those three counties, shook her head in wonder as she watched the men unload boxes from their gray pickup.,The men of Craftsmen for Kids make toys for Head Start programs in 15 counties, as well as for a program at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville and several battered women’s shelters.,“It’s nice to have high-quality wooden toys, because at home, our kids see a lot of plastic toys or they’re on their tablets with screens,” said Gwynyth Chmara-Huff, a teacher in the Newark Head Start program.
GOSHEN — The pilot of a plane who died in a crash near Goshen Thursday was an auto dealership owner in Middlebury, a community booster and an aviator with a history of volunteering his aircraft to fly sick children to hospitals.,Neal Myers, 55, was killed when his plane struck a high-tension power line and went down in a field about 500 yards west of C.R. 33, between C.R. 42 and C.R. 40, east of Goshen Municipal Airport around 8:10 p.m. Thursday, Elkhart County Sheriff Jeff Siegel said.,MYERS REMEMBERED Middlebury Town Manager Mary Cripe called Friday “a sad day here in Middlebury,” as she and others grieved the loss of Myers.,Joe Caffee, president and CEO of First State Bank in Middlebury, believed Myers easily ranked as a pillar of the town.,Myers was also an avid pilot who volunteered his time and skills to transport children with illnesses to hospitals, Caffee pointed out.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will be shuttering its three gas-fired coastal power plants over the next decade, a key step in the city’s aspiration to become the nation’s first metropolis to run entirely on renewable energy.,Its plants in Long Beach, Wilmington and Playa del Rey had been slated for new, more efficient units run on natural gas.,But Mayor Eric Garcetti made a formal announcement Tuesday that $5 billion in costs associated with new gas-fired units would be used instead to accelerate the transition to renewable energy, part of a three-pronged plan that also calls for emission-free vehicles and buildings in the city.,The DWP plants in Long Beach, Wilmington and Playa del Rey had also been scheduled for replacement units, but that plan was put on hold in 2017 so the department could study clean-energy alternatives and assess how quickly the city could reduce natural-gas use.,In 2017, DWP was getting 31 percent of its energy from natural gas — and 18 percent from a coal-burning plant in Utah.