Frustrated Feds Maneuver For Sterner 'Varsity Blues' Penalties

By Chris Villani (October 25, 2019, 9:25 PM EDT) -- A new federal bribery charge levied against actress Lori Loughlin and other parents in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions case is a strategic move that gives prosecutors frustrated by a struggle so far to secure long prison terms a stronger case with more clear-cut elements of proof, experts said.

The charge, conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery, is in addition to fraud and money laundering counts faced by the parents who are still fighting the high profile case. The government has already superseded the indictment once, to add the money laundering count.

While attorneys who are not connected to the case...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!