Gordon Ernst, 54, agreed to plead guilty
in September as part of a plea deal with prosecutors and now faces sentencing for one count of conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery, three counts of federal programs bribery and one count of filing a false tax return, the US Attorney’s office said.
Prosecutors accused the former coach of soliciting and accepting bribe payments from college admissions consultant Rick Singer and families of prospective applicants to Georgetown to “to facilitate their admission to Georgetown as student athletes” and subsequently failing to report income from bribe payments on his tax returns, the release states.
Ernst’s sentencing is scheduled for March 2, 2022.
“Under the terms of Ernst’s plea agreement, the parties have agreed to a sentence of at least one year and up to four years in prison, two years of supervised release and forfeiture of $ 3,435,053,” the release states.
CNN has reached out to Ernst for comment.