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Maryland Businessman Accused of Paying $1.5 MILLION in Bribes to Get His Sons Into Harvard

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A Maryland businessman and an ex-Harvard fencing coach were arrested and charged with conspiring to secure the admission of the former’s two sons to the Ivy League university in exchange for bribes.

Jie “Jack” Zhao, 61, allegedly paid Peter Brand, 67, more than $1.5 million over the course of several years, which came in the form of money, a house, a car and college tuition payments for his child.

Japanese Olympic Fencer Now Delivers Uber Eats to Stay Fit, Make Money

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Japanese fencer Ryo Miyake has turned to Uber Eats as a means to maintain his fitness and make some money while the 2020 Olympics is on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 29-year-old athlete, who won a silver medal in the men’s division at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, had a few sponsors backing him but said his conscience wouldn’t let him take sponsorship money, according to Reuters.