USA v. Ernst et al

  1. July 01, 2020

    RICO Charge Not Fit For 'Varsity Blues' Coaches, Judge Hears

    Federal prosecutors have no business hitting coaches and officials in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions case with a racketeering charge, a federal judge heard Wednesday during a lengthy hearing over bids to pare the hard-hitting statute from the indictment.

  2. June 19, 2020

    'Varsity Blues' Defendants Say Bridgegate Ruling Closes Case

    Five "Varsity Blues" defendants say the U.S. Supreme Court's rationale in overturning wire fraud convictions in the Bridgegate scandal eviscerates prosecutors' foundational arguments that college officials can be held responsible for stolen admissions slots at elite schools.

  3. June 16, 2020

    'Varsity Blues' Coach Scolded For Unauthorized Mexico Trip

    A former UCLA men's soccer coach who has agreed to plead guilty in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions case received a stern reprimand from a federal judge Tuesday after he made a quick business trip to Mexico without letting the government know.

  4. April 21, 2020

    Ex-UCLA Soccer Coach To Plead Guilty In 'Varsity Blues'

    The former men's soccer coach at UCLA caught up in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions scandal will plead guilty to taking $200,000 in bribes from parents seeking to have their children admitted to the highly selective university, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

  5. April 09, 2020

    'Varsity Blues' Parents Say Feds Still Sitting On Key Evidence

    A day after defending themselves against misconduct allegations, the team prosecuting actress Lori Loughlin and other wealthy parents in the "Varsity Blues" case was accused Thursday of holding back notes the parents say could help prove their innocence.

  6. February 13, 2020

    Lori Loughlin Seeks To Push 'Varsity Blues' Trials To 2021

    Actress Lori Loughlin and other parents charged in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions scandal asked a federal judge to schedule the first trial in the high-profile case no earlier than February 2021, pushing back on the government's request that the trials kick off in October.

  7. February 03, 2020

    Miner Orkand Can Rep Both 'Varsity Blues' Parent And Coach

    The Boston firm of Miner Orkand Siddall LLP can represent both a parent charged in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions case and a coach the government called the "most prolific" in the conspiracy, a federal judge ruled Monday.

  8. January 17, 2020

    'Varsity Blues' Parents Could Be Headed For 3 Trials This Year

    The case against Lori Loughlin and other parents charged in the college admissions scandal known as "Varsity Blues" could be headed for as many as three trials later this year, a Massachusetts federal judge said in court Friday.

  9. November 15, 2019

    'Varsity Blues' Bribe Middleman Cops To Racketeering Charge

    The former head of a Texas tennis academy pled guilty to racketeering conspiracy for acting as a middleman for the mastermind of the "Varsity Blues" college admissions case, admitting he helped the children of wealthy parents be admitted to college as phony tennis recruits.

  10. November 13, 2019

    'Varsity Blues' Test Admin Cops To Taking $200K In Bribes

    A former test administrator who prosecutors say reeled in nearly $200,000 in bribes for allowing students to cheat on standardized tests as part of the "Varsity Blues" college admissions case pled guilty Wednesday in Massachusetts federal court.

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