Parent faces new tax fraud charge in college bribery case
A Massachusetts real estate developer accused of paying $220,000 to get his son into the University of Southern California faces a new tax fraud charge.
John Wilson of Lynnfield, Mass., was indicted Tuesday on one count of filing a false tax return.
The 59-year-old has previously pleaded not guilty to federal charges including money laundering, wire fraud and federal programs bribery.
His lawyers did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Prosecutors say Wilson paid $220,000 to get his son into USC as a water polo recruit and then deducted that amount from his 2014 tax returns, saying it was used for charitable donations and business expenses.
The charge carries a sentence of up to three years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.