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Exclusive: For less than $300, a private West Hollywood high school with ties to the college admissions scandal issued diplomas to non-students, a Times investigation has found.  https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-college-admissions-scandal-west-hollywood-prep-20190528-story.html 

The Times discovered the diploma arrangement while looking into West Hollywood Prep’s former director, Igor Dvorskiy, who was accused of conspiring with college admissions scandal mastermind Rick Singer.  https://lat.ms/2HziAw2 

While the college admissions scandal catered to the offspring of wealthy parents such as actress Felicity Huffman, West Hollywood Prep’s practice of bestowing diplomas was mainly marketed to those with far fewer resources.  https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-college-admissions-scandal-west-hollywood-prep-20190528-story.html 

Interviews with people listed as West Hollywood Prep alumni revealed that they received their diplomas while pursuing an education at for-profit colleges, often UEI College and the now-defunct Westech College, @lauramnewberry found.  https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-college-admissions-scandal-west-hollywood-prep-20190528-story.html 

Here’s where you can read more of our coverage into the college admissions scandal.  https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-college-admissions-scheme-stories-storygallery.html 

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