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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.