One of the nearly 50 people who was named Tuesday in the National College's cutlery scandal was a San Diego media company that recently moved to Las Vegas.
Elisabeth Meyer Kimmel, 54, accused of buying two of her elite school children on both sides of the country: her daughter, Katharine, into Georgetown University in 2013 and her son Thomas to the University of Southern California during autumn.
The court records claiming that she paid $ 275,000 for the Georgetown events through a family base and $ 200,000 for the USC schemes. She faces conspiracy conflicts to commit fraud and honest service counterfeiting.
Nothing in the records showed that Kim's children knew about their alleged actions.
Kimmel is the owner and president of Midwest Television Inc., based at Champaign, Illinois, records show.
The company owned former KFMB TVs, a CBS affiliated television station in San Diego, and two San Diego radio stations. But in 201
The TV station's current news director refused to comment on Tuesday. A story about the scandal on the station's CBS 8 website noted that Kimmel "owned KFMB stations for decades."
Katharine and Thomas Kimmel both attended the bishopric, a private bishopric in La Jolla, California, where the family previously lived.
Katharine Kimmel was a decorated field hockey player. Thomas Kimmel traveled with his mother to Washington DC in 2016, where they met with San Diego's Congress representatives and lobbied on behalf of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, according to a high school news item.
Late last year, Kimmel and her husband, Gregory, moved into a penthouse in Turnberry Towers Las Vegas, located just east of the strip, showing record. A phone call from a concierge on Tuesday was not answered.
The family does not seem to have immediate ties to Jimmy Kimmel, the late night television host raised in Las Vegas and attending Clark High School. 19659002] A confirmation in support of a criminal complaint, unsealed Tuesday, claims that Elisabeth Kimmel "participated in the college recruitment scheme by conspiring to use bribes to facilitate her daughter's admission to Georgetown as an alleged tennis recruitment, and her son's admission to USC as An alleged track recruitment. "
Her daughter graduated from Georgetown in 2017, but was never a member of the tennis game, according to the document.
Her son – who is not on the USC track – received an email from a counselor prior to the fall semester, and asks for USC track practices. The son assumed it was a mistake and was generally "unaware of the circumstances surrounding his admission to the USC," according to the confirmation.
Officials at USC did not respond to a request for comment on whether the son's enrollment status would change as a result of his mother's costs.
But a general statement issued Tuesday afternoon said the USC about "broad criminal investigation" and noted that the university "largely considers their admission processes to ensure that such measures do not happen in the future."
The daughter is currently working as a associated with Armory Capital LLC, a private equity firm based in Illinois, according to her LinkedIn profile. She did not immediately respond to a LinkedIn message about the case.
Gordon Ernst, the former Georgetown tennis court accused of helping ease the admission to the university, was accused on Tuesday.
Elisabeth Kimmel is an alumna from Stanford University and Harvard University, where she obtained her bachelor's degree and law degree, respectively, according to a Bloomberg executive profile.
She currently serves as director of First Busey Corp, an Illinois company running Busey Bank. Her father, August C. Meyer, Jr., is a board member of the same company. He previously owned Midwest Television.
Contact Rachel Crosby at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-477-3801. Follow @rachelacrosby on Twitter. Personal author Max Michor contributed to this report.