1st defendant faces sentencing in college admissions scandal

U.S. 06/12/19, 04:39

Federal prosecutors plan to ask a judge Wednesday for more than a year in prison for a former Stanford sailing coach who admitted to accepting bribes in the college admissions cheating scheme. John Vandemoer will be the first person sentenced in the case that has ensnared athletic coaches at elite universities ...

Florida ‘smart guy’ took tests for kids in college scandal

U.S. 06/08/19, 02:01

One day last July, a tall, trim man in his mid-30s boarded a plane in Tampa, flew to Houston and checked into a hotel.There, he was given a copy of the ACT college entrance exam. Guided by a handwriting sample from a California high school student, he took the test ...

3 more parents plead guilty in college admissions scam

Business 05/22/19, 15:49

A married couple and a California businessman are the latest parents to plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions scam.Gregory and Marcia Abbott and Peter Jan Sartorio entered their pleas Wednesday in Boston federal court. They are among 14 parents who have agreed to admit to allegations in the case.The ...

Lawyer, vintner plead guilty in college admissions case

U.S. 05/21/19, 14:51

A New York lawyer and a Napa Valley vintner have admitted to participating in the college admissions bribery scheme.Gordon Caplan and Agustin Huneeus Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday in Boston federal court.Caplan was co-chairman of the prominent law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher. The Greenwich, Connecticut, resident was charged with paying ...

Coach pleads to college admissions scam, could hurt Loughlin

Sports 05/14/19, 15:37

A former assistant soccer coach at the University of Southern California switched her plea to guilty Tuesday in the college admissions scam, admitting to creating fake athletic profiles for the children of wealthy parents, including actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli.Laura Janke, 36, has agreed to cooperate with ...

College admissions scandal: Where the cases stand

Entertainment 05/13/19, 15:19

Hollywood stars. Business executives. Top collegiate coaches. Two months ago, federal prosecutors announced dozens of charges against wealthy parents, college sports coaches and others accused of participating in a sweeping admissions cheating scandal dubbed "Operation Varsity Blues." The list of defendants includes actresses, leading businesspeople and coaches at top universities. Those ...

Felicity Huffman pleads guilty in college admissions scheme

Entertainment 05/13/19, 15:16

Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty Monday in the college admissions bribery scheme, the biggest name to do so in a scandal that has exposed the lengths to which some wealthy parents will go to get their children into top universities. The Emmy-winning actress, 56, could face prison time after ...

Update: Huffman arrives to plead guilty in college scam

U.S. 05/13/19, 12:12

The Latest on the plea of actress Felicity Huffman in the college admissions bribery scheme (all times local):1:10 p.m."Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman has arrived at federal court in Boston, where she is set to plead guilty in the college admissions cheating scheme.Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court Monday, May ...

A 3rd parent pleads guilty in college admissions scheme

U.S. 05/07/19, 19:27

A California executive who pleaded guilty to charges that he paid $400,000 in bribes to get his son into Georgetown University has been fired. Stephen Semprevivo pleaded guilty Tuesday in Boston federal court. He is the third parent to plead guilty in the vast college admissions bribery scheme. Authorities say Semprevivo gave ...

Mother who paid $6.5M to college scammer says she was duped

U.S. 05/02/19, 21:01

A mother said Thursday that she paid the consultant at the center of the sweeping college admissions bribery scheme $6.5 million after her daughter got into Stanford University because she was led to believe the money would go toward helping underprivileged students.Massachusetts' top federal prosecutor said in March that parents ...

Update: Cooperating parents plead guilty in college scam

U.S. 05/01/19, 10:44

The Latest on the college admissions scandal that has ensnared prominent parents and coaches at elite universities (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A California couple have pleaded guilty to taking part in the college admissions bribery scheme. Bruce and Davina Isackson, of Hillsborough, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Boston federal court. They left the ...

Big worry for college scandal suspects: Their co-defendants

U.S. 05/01/19, 06:34

Federal prosecutors said all along that they expect more people to be charged in the sweeping college admissions scandal. Their secret weapon? The cooperation of parents and coaches who have already agreed to plead guilty, observers say."You can rest assured that there is going to be a new wave of ...

Felicity Huffman to plead guilty in admissions scam May 13

Sports 04/29/19, 09:12

Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman will plead guilty on May 13 to charges that she took part in a sweeping college admissions cheating scam.Huffman had been scheduled to enter her plea in Boston federal court on May 21. A judge on Monday agreed to move up the hearing because the ...

Ex-coach, parent to plead guilty in college admissions scam

Soccer 04/23/19, 10:24

Two more people charged in a sweeping college admissions scandal have agreed to plead guilty.Authorities said Tuesday that former University of Southern California assistant women's soccer coach Laura Janke will plead guilty to racketeering conspiracy and cooperate with federal authorities.Toby MacFarlane, a former senior executive at a title insurance company, ...

Loughlin, Giannulli plead not guilty in college bribery scam

Entertainment 04/15/19, 15:22

Full House" actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that they paid $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters into the University of Southern California. The couple is among 50 prominent parents, athletic coaches and others charged in a sweeping college admissions ...

Accused test taker in college scandal set to plead guilty

Sports 04/12/19, 12:21

A Florida prep school administrator is set to plead guilty to taking entrance exams for students in a nationwide college admissions bribery scheme.Mark Riddell is due to enter guilty pleas Friday afternoon to one count each of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud and conspiracy to ...

Plea deal puts Felicity Huffman’s career at pivotal point

Entertainment 04/09/19, 16:04

Felicity Huffman is an Emmy-winning actress and has several buzzy upcoming projects, but her career faces a pivotal moment because of her real-life role in the college admissions bribery scandal.Huffman may be sent to prison after agreeing Monday to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy and fraud for paying ...

Loughlin, husband and 14 parents face new charge in scam

Entertainment 04/09/19, 12:52

Full House" star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were hit Tuesday with a new charge in the sweeping college admissions bribery scheme.The move comes a day after fellow actress Felicity Huffman, 12 other parents and a coach agreed to plead guilty — signaling an escalation in ...

Huffman, 12 other parents to plead guilty in college scheme

U.S. 04/08/19, 14:40

Actress Felicity Huffman and a dozen other prominent parents have agreed to plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions cheating scam that has ensnared wealthy families and athletic coaches at some of the nation's most selective universities, federal authorities said Monday.The "Desperate Housewives" star and the other parents will admit ...

Update: Huffman says ‘no excuse’ for her actions

Sports 04/08/19, 14:37

The Latest on court proceedings in the college bribery scandal (all times local):3:35 p.m.Actress Felicity Huffman is apologizing for taking part in the college admissions bribery scheme.FILE - In this March 28, 2019 file photo, former Texas tennis coach Michael Center, left, departs federal court in Boston with an unidentified ...

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