USA v. Ernst et al

  1. May 31, 2019

    'Varsity Blues' Mastermind's Accountant To Plead Guilty

    The accountant for the mastermind of the "Varsity Blues" college admissions cheating scheme has agreed to plead guilty to racketeering conspiracy and to cooperate with federal prosecutors, according to a filing Friday in Massachusetts federal court.

  2. May 14, 2019

    Ex-USC Coach Admits Making Fake Profiles In 'Varsity Blues'

    A former University of Southern California assistant women's soccer coach pled guilty to racketeering conspiracy in Massachusetts federal court Tuesday, admitting she created fake athletic profiles for prospective college students as part of a nationwide admissions cheating scheme that included the children of actress Lori Loughlin and convicted Florida nursing home mogul Philip Esformes.

  3. April 23, 2019

    Ex-USC Coach To Plead Guilty To 'Varsity Blues' Charge

    Former University of Southern California assistant women's soccer coach Laura Janke will plead guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge, the latest defendant to admit guilt in the nationwide admissions scandal known as "Varsity Blues," according to documents filed Tuesday.

  4. April 16, 2019

    'Varsity Blues' Attys Say Feds Want Too Much Info Kept Secret

    Attorneys for seven defendants in the "Varsity Blues" college admissions scandal asked a Boston federal judge Tuesday to reject the government's request to keep a "broad" amount of information under wraps, saying the documents prosecutors want to keep private could ultimately help those charged clear their names.

  5. April 04, 2019

    Coach's Country Club Spot Unfrozen In 'Varsity Blues' Case

    A Massachusetts federal judge on Wednesday lifted a restraining order freezing former Georgetown tennis coach Gordon Ernst's membership at a Maryland country club after prosecutors said it had no value as a potentially seizable asset if Ernst is convicted in the so-called "Varsity Blues" scandal.

  6. March 28, 2019

    'Varsity Blues' Tennis Coach Can't Sell Country Club Spot

    A Massachusetts federal judge froze former Georgetown tennis coach Gordon Ernst's ability to sell, transfer or otherwise abandon his membership at a Maryland country club late Wednesday because the government is hoping to seize the assets if he is convicted of accepting nearly $3 million in bribes from the parents of college applicants.

  7. March 25, 2019

    Skadden, Covington Added To 'Varsity Blues' Defense Team

    More BigLaw firms are coming to the defense of people charged in a nationwide college admissions scandal, with Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP and Covington & Burling LLP joining the fray just ahead of the first wave of initial appearances Monday in Massachusetts federal court.

  8. March 25, 2019

    Coaches, Admins Plead Not Guilty In Admissions Scheme

    A dozen former college coaches, administrators and test proctors entered not guilty pleas Monday as they faced a Massachusetts federal judge after being charged with racketeering conspiracy connected to a nationwide college admissions scam.

  9. March 21, 2019

    College Bribery Defendants Tap Quinn Emanuel, Dentons

    Attorneys from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, Dentons and Greenberg Traurig LLP have been added to the ranks of defense counsel in the college admissions fraud scheme federal prosecutors revealed last week.

  10. March 14, 2019

    Coach Can't Ditch Club After College Bribe Charge: Feds

    Federal prosecutors working on the college admissions bribery scheme asked a Massachusetts federal judge to block a former Georgetown University tennis coach indicted in the scandal from dissolving his membership to an exclusive country club, which the government plans to seize if he's convicted.

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