Home » Blog » charges dropped against ex wynn executive gamal abdelaziz

Charges Against Ex-Wynn Resorts Executive Gamal Abdelaziz In Varsity Blues Scandal Dropped

We sometimes use affiliate links in our content, when clicking on those we might receive a commission - at no extra cost to you. By using this website you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy.

Federal prosecutors have dropped the majority of charges against Ex-Wynn Resorts Executive, Gamal Abdelaziz, after last month’s conviction was overturned.

Gamal Abdelaziz, executive of the Las Vegas hotel and casino branch, Wynn Resorts, was a key defendant in the infamous Varsity Blues scandal that shocked the world a few years ago

The former Wynn Resorts executive faced concerning allegations, as he allegedly paid $300,000 to put his daughter into a US University without the required athletic recognition.

In the latest news, the majority of charges against Abdelaziz were dropped by the federal prosecutors. The US District Court in Boston dropped all charges against, Abdelaziz and John Wilson, who was also involved in the scandal.

Prior to this week’s news, Gamal Abdelaziz was sentence to one year in prison and a huge fine of $250, 000 – as well as 400 hours of community service. He was also one of the few defendants to plead ‘not guilty’ and appeal the decision.

His Lawyer, Brian Kelly, said at the time: “Mr Abdelaziz has maintained his absolute innocence from day one and is enormously grateful that the appeals court has reversed his unfair conviction.”

Although Abdelaziz’s charges were dropped, there is still uncertainty surrounding the members who pleaded guilty  in the scandal.

As the infamous scandal highlighted the issue of wealthy parents increasing donations to gain their children access to the best universities – despite having a lack of skills and qualifications.

However, after Abdelaziz’s appeal was successful, changes have been made to the US college admissions system. According to BettingSites.co.uk, USC, where Abdelaziz’s daughter was admitted, adapted their admissions service and created a new admissions committee.


Louis Fargher is a sports betting writer, specializing in Football news and statistics. Publishing online articles for the Burton Albion website and producing match-day content for Chesterfield Academy. The main responsibility being to write match reports while updating the social media for the Burton Albion Ladies side. Louis has also gained experience through attending press-boxes in Premier League and EFL stadiums for his University site.