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A number of wealthy parents, including the heiress of Hot Bags, are by the court on Friday on charges they bribe paid to send their children to the top of the colleges.
Among those in Boston federal court is Michelle Janavs, a former executive at her family’s food manufacturing company, Chef America, which is the popular microwaveable snack Hot Pockets. The company was purchased by Nestle for $2.6 billion in 2002.
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Janavs is accused of paying at least $100,000 to “fix” her daughter’s college admission exam and the University of Southern California, such as a volleyball recruit, although they “do not play competitively,” Mass Live reported.
They also allegedly paid thousands to her youngest daughter’s ACT test score has changed, Mass Live reported. It was not immediately clear where Janavs’ youngest daughter planned to go to school.
The statement Janavs’ oldest daughter “was aware of the arrangement” but her youngest daughter was not.
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Janavs joins a number of high-profile figures who are embroiled in the college admissions fraud scheme called “Operation Varsity Blues.” Among those also accused are actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, who has been charged in the case but are not scheduled to appear before the court until the following week. They have not publicly addressed the allegations.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.