Feds Say Ex-USC Staff Must Face Full 'Varsity Blues' Evidence

By Chris Villani (October 20, 2021, 4:09 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions case pushed back Tuesday on efforts by a former University of Southern California official and coach to limit evidence when they go before jurors in the second and third trials of the high-profile scandal.

In a flurry of filings, the government said it should be allowed to use a broad range of testimony and exhibits in seeking to prove the charges against onetime USC athletics administrator Donna Heinel and former water polo coach Jovan Vavic.

Among the hotly contested issues is one that has already divided judges overseeing the sprawling case: whether Heinel was involved in...

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