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Man Charged In College Scheme Appears In Court

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One of the two Nevada residents charged in a wide-ranging college admissions bribery scheme made an initial court appearance Tuesday.

Federal court records show former casino executive Gamal Abdelaziz appeared before a judge Tuesday afternoon in law enforcement custody and wearing leg restraints.

He did not enter a plea and was released and ordered to appear before a judge in Boston on March 29.

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Court records show he told the judge he will hire a lawyer in Massachusetts.

Prosecutors say in court documents that Abdelaziz paid $300,000 to get his daughter into the University of Southern California as a purported athletic recruit.