Robert Flaxman commits suicide in college admissions scandal

Robert Flaxman has reportedly died by suicide. His top profile moment was when he found himself embroiled in a 2019 college admissions scandal.

Here’s everything you need to know.

Los Angeles developer involved in college admissions scandal dies by suicide

Robert Flaxman is one of dozens of people whose name was on the 2019 college admissions scandal.

However, it has been reported that he has recently died.

According to law enforcement, two of Flaxman’s friends asked him for welfare checks while he was staying at his Malibu mansion last week.

However, when the police entered the house, they discovered that Flaxman had hung himself.

Additionally, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office ruled Flexman’s death as a suicide and closed the case.

TMZ also reported that no suicide note was found when authorities inspected his home. However, it was stated that Flaxman had a history of depression and anxiety.

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The 2019 Robert Flaxman College Admissions Scandal

Robert Flaxman’s name came to prominence after being charged with a nationwide college admissions scandal in 2019.

More than 50 people, along with Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, have been charged with paying large sums of money to get their children into first-class schools across the country.

Meanwhile, court reports indicate that Flaxman conspired in 2016 to give his daughter more time to take the entrance exam. He also modified the ACT test.

Besides that, he donated $75,000 to a fake charity to get the job done. “Charity” was run by William Singer, known for being behind the entire college admissions scandal.

Meanwhile, Flaxman’s lawyers argued in court that his actions in front of a judge were ‘desperate’. They also claimed to have donated $75,000 to take her daughter to her safe environment, hoping her daughter will recover.

Flaxman, on the other hand, wept in court. He also apologized to the students, saying ‘work hard and don’t cheat no matter what.’

Nevertheless, Flaxman eventually pleaded guilty and charged with federal frontline fraud. Moreover, he was sentenced to one month in prison.

The court ordered 250 hours of community service under supervision for a year after release. He also had to pay a fine of 500,000 won.



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