Ex-USC Coach To Plead Guilty To 'Varsity Blues' Charge

Law360, Boston (April 23, 2019, 12:19 PM EDT) -- Former University of Southern California assistant women's soccer coach Laura Janke will plead guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge, the latest defendant to admit guilt in the nationwide admissions scandal known as "Varsity Blues," according to documents filed Tuesday.

Janke has agreed to cooperate with federal authorities in the ongoing probe that has ensnared 50 people, including big name actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman and BigLaw attorney Gordon Caplan. As part of the deal, prosecutors agreed to recommend a prison term on the low end of the federal sentencing guideline range for Janke, which is 27 to 33 months....

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