USA v. Ernst et al

  1. December 15, 2020

    'Varsity Blues' Coaches, Admins Heading For Nov. Trial

    Three university coaches and one athletics administrator facing charges in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions scheme will face trial in November 2021, a federal judge said Monday.

  2. November 23, 2020

    'Varsity Blues' Judge Says Admissions Slots Not Property

    College admissions slots at the center of the "Varsity Blues" case don't qualify as property for federal wire fraud charges, a Massachusetts federal judge said Monday, applying the U.S. Supreme Court's May decision overturning the Bridgegate convictions to the university officials indicted in the high-profile admissions and testing scandal.

  3. November 13, 2020

    Poor Health Can't Save 'Varsity Blues' Middleman From Jail

    The former head of a Texas tennis academy was sentenced to three months in prison Friday for acting as a "middleman" in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions case despite citing a litany of medical conditions he hoped would allow him to avoid time behind bars.

  4. November 12, 2020

    Feds Seek Prison For 'Varsity Blues' Middleman

    Massachusetts federal prosecutors on Thursday pushed for prison time for the former head of a Texas tennis academy who copped to racketeering conspiracy for acting as a middleman for the mastermind of the "Varsity Blues" college admissions case.

  5. October 01, 2020

    Course-Taker For 'Varsity Blues' Students Pleads Guilty

    A California woman on Thursday admitted to aiding the sprawling "Varsity Blues" college admissions scandal by taking online courses for high school students and crafting fake athletic profiles to help them get into elite schools through a recruitment "side door."

  6. September 25, 2020

    Houston College Test Admin Cops To 'Varsity Blues' Charges

    A standardized test administrator from Houston pled guilty Friday to charges that she took bribes to help rig students' college entrance exams as part of the "Varsity Blues" scandal.

  7. September 02, 2020

    'Varsity Blues' Feds Add Charges Against 2 Coaches, Parent

    Federal prosecutors are expanding the "Varsity Blues" college admissions case, announcing the indictment of a new parent in the case while adding charges against two former athletics coaches at Georgetown University and the University of Southern California.

  8. August 17, 2020

    College Test Admin In 'Varsity Blues' Case Will Plead Guilty

    A Houston-area test administrator will plead guilty next month in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions and testing scandal after striking a deal with prosecutors who accused her of taking bribes to help rig students' college entrance exams, according to a court notice Saturday.

  9. August 07, 2020

    Employee Of 'Varsity Blues' Mastermind Strikes Plea Deal

    A former employee of William "Rick" Singer, the mastermind of the "Varsity Blues" college admissions cheating scandal, agreed to plead guilty Friday after being charged with fraudulently taking online classes for students.

  10. July 27, 2020

    Ex-UCLA Soccer Coach Pleads Guilty In 'Varsity Blues' Case

    A former UCLA men's soccer coach charged as part of the sprawling "Varsity Blues" college admissions scandal admitted on Monday to collecting $200,000 in bribes from parents seeking to have their children accepted into the selective California university.

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