Ex-Yale coach gets 5 months in admissions bribery scandal
The former Yale University women’s soccer coach whose cooperation with authorities helped blow the lid off the nationwide college admissions bribery scandal by leading the FBI to the scheme’s mastermind has been sentenced to five months in prison.
Ex-UCLA coach gets 8 months in prison for admissions scam
FILE - In this March 25, 2019, file photo Jorge Salcedo, former University of California at Los Angeles men's soccer coach, departs federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. AdSui was sentenced to time served last year after spending five months in a Spanish prison following her arrest. Salcedo is the third coach sentenced so far in the case. Michael Center, who was a tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin, got six months while ex-Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer got one day in prison which he was deemed to have already served. ____This story has been corrected to reflect that Salcedo was a coach at the University of California, Los Angeles not the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Netflix doc to examine man behind college admissions scandal
This image released by Netflix shows key art for Operation Varsity Blues, a documentary about the college admissions scandal, premiering March 17. (Netflix via AP)LOS ANGELES – A Netflix documentary will use actor recreations of FBI wiretaps to tell the story of Rick Singer, the man at the center of the college admissions scandal that sent actors Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin and and several other prominent parents to prison. Netflix announced Monday that “Operation Varsity Blues" will be released on March 17. More than 50 people were charged in the scandal that saw parents pay bribes to have someone cheat on their children’s entrance exams or pretend their kids were star athletes for sports they didn’t play. Singer pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and several other charges, and is expected to testify at defendants' trials.
Mossimo Giannulli loses bid to finish prison term at home
FILE - Clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, foreground, departs federal court in Boston on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Giannulli is asking to serve the remainder of his five-month prison term at home, saying he spent eight weeks in solitary confinement before being transferred to a minimum security camp this week. Giannulli's lawyers said Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 that Giannulli believed he would only be held in quarantine for a short time before testing negative for the coronavirus. Giannulli's quarantine was supposed to end on Dec. 7, but on that day, several other inmates in his quarantine unit tested positive for the virus, the judge wrote. Soon after, Giannulli reported a headache and lost his sense of smell, so officials extended his quarantine, the judge wrote.
Lori Loughlin released after prison term in college scam
Loughlin was released from federal prison in Dublin, Calif., Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, after spending two months behind bars for paying half a million dollars in bribes to get her two daughters into college. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)“Full House” actor Lori Loughlin was released from prison Monday after spending two months behind bars for paying half a million dollars in bribes to get her two daughters into college. Loughlin was released from the federal lockup in Dublin, California, where she had been serving her sentence for her role in the college admissions bribery scheme, the federal Bureau of Prisons said. Her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, is serving his five-month sentence at a prison in Lompoc near Santa Barbara, California. Loughlin and Giannulli were both initially supposed to report to prison on Nov. 19, but prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed Loughlin could start her sentence on Oct. 30.
Former exam administrator gets probation in bribery scheme
FILE - In this March 25, 2019, file photo, former college entrance exam administrator Niki Williams of Houston, right, arrives at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Williams is scheduled to be sentenced on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, after pleading guilty in September. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)BOSTON – A former college entrance exam administrator was sentenced on Monday to one year of probation for her role in the college admissions bribery scheme that has ensnared wealthy parents across the nation. Niki Williams, a former employee of the Houston Independent School District, pleaded guilty in September to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud and honest services wire fraud and mail fraud. Prosecutors requested a sentence of six months in prison, while Williams' attorney said prison was unwarranted.
Oliva Jade Giannulli learning from family college 'mess-up'
FILE - Olivia Jade Giannulli arrives at the 5th annual People Magazine "Ones To Watch" party in Los Angeles on Oct. 4, 2017. Giannulli, the daughter of the Full House actor Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, discussed on the Facebook Watch series Red Table Talk how shes been affected by the college admissions scandal involving her parents. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Maybe Olivia Jade Giannulli had hoped for kid-glove treatment in choosing the family vibe of “Red Table Talk” for her first public comments about the college admissions scandal involving her famous parents. Pinkett Smith, who said she had agreed to bring Giannulli on her show over her mother’s objections, struck an understanding tone with her. “No matter what the situation is, you don’t want to see your parents go to prison....
Mossimo Giannulli reports to prison in college bribery case
FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2019, file photo, Lori Loughlin departs federal court in Boston with her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, left, after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Giannulli has reported to prison to begin serving his five-month sentence for bribing his daughters way into college. Giannullis wife, Full House actor Lori Loughlin, is already behind bars for her role in the college admissions bribery scheme involving prominent parents and elite schools across the country. (AP Photo/Philip Marcelo, File)BOSTON – Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli reported to prison on Thursday to begin serving his five-month sentence for bribing his daughters' way into college, officials said. Giannulli's wife, “Full House” actor Lori Loughlin, is already behind bars for her role in the college admissions bribery scheme involving prominent parents and elite schools across the country.
Actor Lori Loughlin reports to prison in college scam
BOSTON – “Full House” actor Lori Loughlin has reported to a federal prison in California to begin serving her two-month sentence for her role in the college admissions bribery scandal, authorities said Friday. The U.S. Attorney's office in Boston said Loughlin was being processed at the federal lockup in Dublin, California. Prosecutors said Giannulli didn't report to prison with Loughlin on Friday. Among the other high-profile parents who have been sent to prison for participating in the scam is “Desperate Housewives” actor Felicity Huffman. She served nearly two weeks behind bars late last year in the same California prison after she admitted to paying $15,000 to have someone correct her daughter’s entrance exam answers.
Few parents, coaches still fighting charges in college scam
Just 15 of the nearly 60 people charged in the sordid scheme that rocked the U.S. educational system are still fighting the charges. ___WHO'S LEFTOnly three coaches and 11 parents are still fighting the charges. Six coaches and nearly 30 parents have already agreed to admit to the charges. McGlashan has fiercely denied the charges and says he told Singer he didn't want to participate in the so-called side door scheme. Authorities say their investigation into the wide-ranging scheme is ongoing and charges against new parents keep trickling in.
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Lori Loughlin and husband plead not guilty to bribery charge
(CNN) - Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have pleaded not guilty to a third charge related to the college admissions scam, according to court records. Last month, Loughlin and Giannulli were charged with one count of bribery in a third superseding indictment. The new charge accuses Loughlin and Giannulli of bribing University of Southern California employees to get their daughters admitted. The additional bribery charge carries up to five years in prison. Loughlin and Giannulli are among 11 parents who faced the additional bribery charge filed by federal prosecutors in Massachusetts.
Lori Loughlin fears she may go to prison, source tells CNN
(CNN) - Lori Loughlin has hit "rock bottom," according to a long-time friend of the actress. "She's at rock bottom, devastated," the source tells CNN. The new charge accuses Loughlin and Giannulli of bribing University of Southern California employees to get their daughters admitted to the school. When asked by CNN how her marriage has been affected by this scandal the source said it's "beyond strained." The source noted that Loughlin and her daughters are "closer than ever."
Martha Stewart's Style Advice for Inmate Felicity Huffman
Convicted felon Martha Stewart is giving advice in the wake of new footage showing Felicity Huffman in her prison garb. Stewart, who served five months in prison in 2004 after an insider-trading scandal, was asked about Huffman at a Vanity Fair event in Los Angeles Tuesday. Meanwhile, many are curious if prosecutors brought a new charge against Lori Loughlin because they're frustrated with the light sentence Huffman and others have received. RELATED STORIESIs Felicity Huffman Getting Special Treatment in Prison? Felicity Huffman Takes a Stroll in Her Prison Garb: Today on Inside EditionInside Felicity Huffman's 1st Day in Prison
Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman: Faces of college admissions scandal
But Huffman pleaded guilty, while Loughlin and her husband have fought the charges. BOSTON - As Felicity Huffman's time behind bars nears its end, Lori Loughlin's fate for her alleged role in the college admissions scandal is yet to be determined. After news of the scam broke, the two actresses became the face of the scandal -- but Huffman pleaded guilty, while Loughlin and her husband have fought the charges. Singer pleaded guilty to four federal charges and is cooperating with prosecutors. Last week, Huffman reported to federal prison in Dublin, California, to begin serving her two-week sentence.
Loughlin, other parents in admissions scam face new charge
(CNN) - Parents who have pleaded not guilty in the college admissions scam, including Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, now face an additional bribery charge, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday. Eleven parents -- Gamal Abdelaziz, Diane Blake, Todd Blake, Giannulli, Elisabeth Kimmell, Loughlin, William McGlashan Jr., Marci Palatella, John Wilson, Homayoun Zadeh, and Robert Zangrillo -- were charged in a superseding indictment with conspiracy to commit federal program bribery, prosecutors said. In addition, seven college coaches and test administrators who have pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit racketeering charges now face new charges. The-CNN-Wire & 2019 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.
Lori Loughlin's daughters no longer enrolled at USC, university says
LOS ANGELES - Lori Loughlin's daughters are no longer enrolled at the University of Southern California, the school said in a statement to CNN on Monday. "Olivia Jade Giannulli and Isabella Rose Giannulli are not currently enrolled," the statement from the USC registrar's office read. Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were two of the many parents caught up in the college admissions scandal. They are accused of paying $500,000 to a fake charity to get their two daughters accepted into USC, falsely designating them as crew team recruits. Several attorneys for other parents involved in the scandal told CNN their clients would not be changing their positions.
Will Felicity Huffman Get Prison Time for College Admissions Scandal?
The 56-year-old actress will be sentenced Friday for her role in the college admissions cheating scandal. Prosecutors have recommended a month in federal prison. If she does get time, she may serve her sentence Victorville Federal Prison Camp in San Bernardino, California. There's already a Lifetime movie inspired by the college admissions scandal scheduled to premiere next month with characters based on Huffman and Lori Loughlin, who denies any part in the scheme. Before he began his sentence, Sorrentino was given advice by his Uncle Nino on Jersey Shore that Huffman could use too.
Ruling in college admissions scam could reduce prison time
BOSTON - A federal judge's coming ruling in the college admissions scandal could determine whether the wealthy parents in the case get significant prison time -- or whether they only get a slap on the wrist. Federal court Judge Indira Talwani heard arguments on this debate in federal court Tuesday. These parents signed plea deals in which federal prosecutors agreed to recommend they get prison time at the low end of the federal sentencing guidelines range. But in the admissions scam, the fraud losses are more ephemeral, CNN legal analyst Elie Honig said. Fraud cases usually have clear monetary losses that play a role in the sentencing calculations, but that's not clear in the college admissions scam.
Lori Loughlin back in court
Lori Loughlin exits the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse after appearing to answer to charges stemming from the college admissions scandal on April 3, 2019, in Boston. (CNN) - Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli will appear in court in Boston on Tuesday afternoon for a hearing related to the charges against them in the college admissions scam. Loughlin and Giannulli will be asked whether they feel any of these factors could result in conflicts of interest. Loughlin and Giannulli have pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
Olivia Jade Gives Media the Bird in 1st New Photo Since Parents Were Charged in Admissions Scandal
Olivia Jade Giannulli seemed to drop off social media in the wake of her parents' indictment in the college admissions scandal. It's the first new photo Olivia Jade shared since her parents were charged in March. Olivia Jade, a popular YouTube vlogger with nearly 2 million followers, saw her budding career implode overnight. RELATED STORIESWill Lori Loughlin's Carefree Attitude Hurt Her Case in College Admissions Scandal? Lori Loughlin Smiles as She Heads Into Court for Arraignment in College Admissions ScandalLori Loughlin's Daughter Olivia Jade Isn't Speaking to Her: Report
Lori Loughlin's daughters break silence on her birthday
(L-R) Olivia Jade Giannulli, Lori Loughlin and Isabella Rose Giannulli attend the Women's Cancer Research Fund's An Unforgettable Evening Benefit Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on Feb. 28, 2019, in Beverly Hills, California. (CNN) - Lori Loughlin's daughter Bella Giannulli broke her social media silence to wish her mother a happy birthday. Prosecutors allege that the couple paid $500,000 to a fake charity to get their two daughters, Isabella, 20, and Olivia Jade, 19, into the University of Southern California by falsely designating them as crew team recruits. On Sunday, their daughter Isabella posted a black and white photo with her mother on her official Instagram account. "Happiest Birthday Lori," the caption read. "
Operation Varsity Blues is coming to Lifetime
You remember the big college admissions scandal from earlier this year, right? In case youve been living under a rock, Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are two of the biggest names when it comes to the accused parties. Operation Varsity Blues, as its been called by investigators, involves parents who allegedly bribed college admissions officials to allow their children in at different schools, including the University of Southern California, where Loughlins daughter, social media star Olivia Jade Giannulli, attended. Whos going to play Huffman? The Lifetime network announced the news Tuesday with a working title of College Admissions Scandal, but the network acknowledges that the title may change, People says.