Charity Tied To College Scam Gave $2M In Grants

AP
March 13, 2019 - 9:48 am

Credit: Dan MacMedan-USA TODAY

BOSTON (AP) — Tax records show that a California charity accused of funneling money in a national college admissions bribery scheme claimed it gave out $500,000 to the University of Southern California.

An Associated Press review of Key Worldwide Foundation's filings shows the Southern Cal contributions were part of nearly $2 million in grants in recent years. The foundation reported revenues that spiked from $451,600 in 2013 to $3.7 million in 2016.

A message left late Tuesday at the school wasn't immediately returned.

Foundation founder William "Rick" Singer pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon and acknowledged using his company and charity in the scheme.