‘I am deeply ashamed’: Actress Felicity Huffman says about college fraud

U.S. 10/22/19, 10:52

Actress Felicity Huffman, who played Lynette Scavo in the "Desperate Housewives" series, is serving a 13-day sentence in the federal low-security prison in Dublin, California, for falsifying her daughter's SAT scores for college admission. She was also sentenced to one year of supervised release, 250 hours of community service, and a ...

Prison sentence for Felicity Huffman in college admissions scandal

U.S. 09/14/19, 10:29

An actress of the popular "Desperate Housewives" series has been sentenced to 14 days in jail by a federal judge for her involvement in a scheme of fraudulent college admissions. Felicity Huffman, 56, will spend 14 days in prison, pay a $30,000 fine, and perform 250 hours of community service, Fox ...

1st defendant faces sentencing in college admissions scandal

California 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

California 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 ...

1st parent agrees to plead guilty in college bribery scandal

California 04/03/19, 17:42

A packaged-food entrepreneur from California became the first of the 33 parents charged in the college bribery scandal to agree to plead guilty, disclosing the deal Wednesday as Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin appeared in court along with some of the other defendants. Peter Jan Sartorio, 53, was accused ...

Coaches, others in college admissions scam plead not guilty

Sports 03/25/19, 15:26

A dozen sports coaches, test administrators and others have pleaded not guilty to participating in a nationwide college admissions scam.The defendants arrested in the Operation Varsity Blues investigation were arraigned in Boston's federal court on Monday.They include former Georgetown tennis coach Gordon Ernst, former UCLA men's soccer coach Jorge Salcedo ...

Court hearing delayed for Loughlin, husband in college scam

Entertainment 03/21/19, 15:57

Actress Lori Loughlin (LAWK'-lin) and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are scheduled to appear in federal court in Boston next month in a college admissions bribery case.A judge on Thursday agreed to move their initial appearance to April 3 on charges that they paid $500,000 in bribes to get ...

Huffman’s court date pushed back in admissions scam case

Entertainment 03/20/19, 13:05

A judge has granted a request to push back actress Felicity Huffman's court appearance in Boston on charges that she participated in a college admissions cheating scam.Huffman was initially scheduled to appear in Boston federal court on March 29 along with fellow actress Lori Loughlin and other parents. But a ...

Canadian businessman pleads not guilty in admissions scam

U.S. 03/15/19, 16:18

A Vancouver businessman pleaded not guilty Friday to paying $200,000 to have someone take a college entrance exam in place of his two sons, and his attorneys said he looks forward to contesting the charges in court. David Sidoo appeared in federal court in Boston and was released on a $1.5 ...

Coaches and parents in college scheme find jobs in danger

Sports 03/13/19, 17:34

Colleges and companies moved swiftly to distance themselves from employees swept up in a nationwide college admissions scheme, many of them coaches accused of taking bribes and others prominent parents accused of angling to get their children into top schools by portraying them as recruited athletes. That celebrities were among the ...

Rules for disabled students exploited by exam cheaters

U.S. 03/13/19, 09:43

A college entrance exam policy aimed at helping students with disabilities was exploited to enable cheating in what is being described as the biggest school admissions scandal ever prosecuted by federal authorities, according to court papers.At least 50 people were charged in the scheme, which included not only cheating on ...

Update: Hedge fund CEO ensnared in scandal steps down

California 03/13/19, 07:26

The Latest on a college admissions bribery scandal that has led to charges against coaches and celebrities (all times local):8:25 a.m.The head of a Silicon Valley hedge fund who became ensnared in a massive college bribery scandal is stepping down.Gregory Abbott, founder and chairman of International Dispensing Corporation, leaves after ...

Update: Charity tied to college scam gave $2M in grants

Entertainment 03/12/19, 21:42

The Latest on a college admissions bribery scandal that has led to charges against coaches and celebrities (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Tax records show that a California charity accused of funneling money in a national college admissions bribery scheme claimed it gave out $500,000 to the University of Southern California. Gordon Caplan ...

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