TPG executive Bill McGlashan fired ‘for cause’ over ties to college admissions scheme

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McGlashan was “terminated for cause” after the company reviewed the allegations outlined in a criminal complaint that named him, according to a statement from TPG. The firm said the firing was “effective immediately.” He had been on administrative leave since Tuesday.

As part of the conspiracy, parents allegedly paid a college prep organization to take the test on behalf of students or to correct their answers. Additionally, the organization bribed college coaches to help admit the students into college as recruited athletes, prosecutors said. The scandal involves dozens of wealthy parents, coaches and college prep executives.

McGlashan agreed to pay $250,000 to participate in both parts of the scheme, according to the complaint. The goal was allegedly to get his son admitted to the University of Southern California.

“[W]e believe the behavior described to be inexcusable and antithetical to the values of our entire organization,” TPG said in a statement.

CNN Business could not immediately reach McGlashan for comment.

McGlashan is the founder and served as managing partner of TPG Growth, which has invested in companies such as Airbnb, Spotify and Uber. He also started TPG’s Rise Fund, which has partnered with Bono and focuses on investments that promote environmental and social good.

In December 2017, McGlashan allegedly paid $50,000 to the charitable arm of the college prep group with the understanding that the company would correct his son’s answers on the ACT. His son…



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