According to the US Attorney General’s office, 33 parents have been charged in the scheme, and parents spent anywhere from $200k to $6.5 million to guarantee admissions to colleges. Prosecutors said that parents paid Singer a total of $25 million over eight years to boost their children’s chances of getting into schools.
Karmazin, 34, wasn’t able to practice medicine because he hadn’t completed his residency. Instead, he said, he partnered with physicians in California and Florida who agreed to perform plasma infusions at their own clinics. Karmazin said he provided them with plasma from donors under the age of 25, purchased from blood banks.