Two wealthy parents were convicted Friday of buying their kids’ way into school as athletic recruits in the first case to go to trial in the college admissions cheating scandal that embroiled prestigious universities across the country.
Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have agreed to plead guilty to charges related to the college admissions scandal, officials said Thursday.
The former men's soccer coach at UCLA has agreed to plead guilty in connection with his involvement in the college admissions scandal, the Department of Justice announced Tuesday.
Authorities say the admissions consultant at the center of the scam, Rick Singer, paid Center to help an applicant get admitted as a tennis recruit, even though the student didn’t play the sport competitively.
The charge accuses the parents of attempting to bribe officials at an organization that receives federal funding.
Parents Douglas Hodge, Michelle Janavs, Manuel Henriquez and Elizabeth Henriquez entered guilty pleas in Boston's federal court Monday after previously pleading not guilty. Each faces charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.
Oscar-nominated actress Felicity Huffman reported to a federal prison in Northern California Tuesday to begin serving her 14-day sentence for paying to have her daughter's answers corrected on a college-admissions test.