New parent charged in admissions case, agrees to guilty plea

A Pennsylvania man has agreed to plead guilty to bribing Georgetown University’s former tennis coach to get his daughter admitted as a fake athletic recruit. Sixty-one-year-old Robert Repella, of Ambler, Pennsylvania, is expected to plead guilty Tuesday to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Prosecutors are recommending a sentence of 10 months in prison and a $40,000 fine. Charging documents released Tuesday say Repella paid Georgetown tennis coach Gordon Ernst $50,000 in 2017 to get his daughter admitted as an athlete. Repella is the 55th person to be charged in the nationwide college admissions bribery scandal.