Former Wake Forest coach’s U.S. college scandal charges could be dropped in deal

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By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) – A former women’s volleyball coach at Wake Forest University accused of participating in a vast U.S. college admissions fraud and bribery scheme has struck a deal with federal prosecutors that could result in the charges against him being dropped. Federal prosecutors in Boston in a deferred prosecution agreement unsealed on Tuesday agreed to dismiss the case against William Ferguson after two years if he pays a $50,000 fine and complies with other conditions. Ferguson, 51, also accepted responsibility for his role in the college admissions scandal, acknowledgi…

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