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.
Actress Lori Loughlin and more than a dozen other parents and coaches charged in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions scandal are facing additional federal bribery counts after a Massachusetts grand jury handed up a pair of new indictments Tuesday.
The former CEO of Pacific Investment Management Co. LLC, a former food manufacturing executive, the founder of a Silicon Valley hedge fund and his wife all pled guilty in a Boston courtroom Monday to charges stemming from the "Varsity Blues" college admissions case.
A Texas college admissions test administrator on Tuesday asked a Massachusetts federal court to drop her from the nationwide "Varsity Blues" case, claiming prosecutors haven't done enough to link her to the alleged wide-ranging conspiracy.
A former test administrator for a California private school pled guilty in Massachusetts federal court Tuesday for his role in a nationwide scheme to help the children of wealthy parents cheat on college admissions exams.
Multiple coaches and officials charged in the nationwide college admissions case known as Varsity Blues are considering cutting deals with prosecutors, according to a filing late Tuesday that came after two prison terms had been handed down.
Federal prosecutors said the alleged mastermind of the "Varsity Blues" college admissions scheme links a parent and a coach charged in separate cases, creating a conflict for Miner Orkand Siddall LLP, which represents both men, during a hearing Thursday morning in Boston.
The former head women's soccer coach at the University of Southern California and an accountant both pled guilty in Boston federal court Thursday to conspiring with William "Rick" Singer in the so-called Varsity Blues bribery scheme to secure college admissions spots for the children of wealthy parents.
Attorneys for defendants in the so-called Varsity Blues college admissions scheme said in Boston federal court Monday that prosecutors should cough up evidence that shows some parents believed they were making donations to universities rather than bribes to coaches.
A former women's soccer coach at the University of Southern California will plead guilty and cooperate with the government for taking bribes from the mastermind of a nationwide scheme to fraudulently reserve college admissions slots designated for recruited athletes, according to a filing in Boston federal court Monday.