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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

1st parent agrees to plead guilty in college bribery scandal

U.S. 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 ...

‘Fuller House’ actress gets co-star’s support

Entertainment 03/24/19, 15:50

Actress Candace Cameron Bure says "family sticks together no matter what," in what seems a sign of support for "Fuller House" co-star Lori Loughlin, who has been charged in an alleged college admissions scandal.Bure delivered that message in her acceptance speech Saturday night at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for ...

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 ...

Lori Loughlin loses starring roles on Hallmark Channel

Entertainment 03/14/19, 18:31

The Hallmark Channel cut ties Thursday with favored star Lori Loughlin, a day after her arrest in a college admissions scam put the family-friendly network and extended Hallmark brand in uncomfortable proximity to a national scandal. "We are saddened by the recent allegations surrounding the college admissions process," Hallmark Cards Inc., ...

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

U.S. 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 ...

TV celebrities and coaches charged in college bribery scheme

Entertainment 03/12/19, 17:33

Fifty people, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the nation's most selective schools. Federal authorities called it the biggest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by ...

Huffman and Loughlin charges shatter actresses’ clean images

Entertainment 03/12/19, 16:25

As an Emmy winner and Oscar nominee, Felicity Huffman has been known as one of Hollywood's more versatile actresses, as well as one-half of one of its more famous acting couples with husband William H. Macy. While Lori Loughlin's resume might not be as accomplished, her face may be even better ...

Actresses Huffman, Loughlin charged in bribery scheme

Entertainment 03/12/19, 11:09

Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were charged along with at least 40 other people Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents bribed college coaches and insiders at testing centers to help get their children into some of the most elite schools in the country, prosecutors said. "These parents ...

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