Ex-USC soccer coach pleads guilty in 'Varsity Blues' scandal

Laura Janke, a former University of Southern California assistant coach, is accused of creating fake athletic profiles for people like Lori Loughlin's daughter in the college admissions scandal.
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Now we go to the college admissions cheating scandal and the former usc soccer coach pleading guilty to creating fake athletic profiles for people like Lori Loughlin's daughters. Linsey Davis here with the latest. Reporter: In this precarious house of cards another key player has been taken down. Laura Janke entered a plea of guilty and we're learning about the first civil lawsuit arising from this scandal. While the spotlight has been on high-profile actresses and wealthy parents, prosecutors say this woman seen here wearing a hooded windbreaker is 36-year-old Laura Janke, a key witness in the college admissions scandal. The former usc women's assistant soccer coach entering federal court in Boston where she entered a plea of guilty to conspiracy to commit racketeering. Under a plea agreement Janke has been cooperating with prosecutors to testify against others about the inner workings with the scheme's mastermind admissions consultant Rick singer. The disgraced ex-coach created bogus profiles to help children of wealthy families to get into college. Lori Loughlin's daughter, Olivia jade, investigators say Janke helped create a fake crew profile for Olivia jade despite the fact she never participated in crew. Janke is also accused of creating a phony profile for the son of Elizabeth Kimmel, a las Vegas media executive. According to court documents, Janke described Kimmel's son as an elite high school pole vaulter despite the fact that his high school has to record that he ever participated in pole-vaulting or track and field and Janke included this photograph in the profile claiming it was Kimmel's son but prosecutors say it was someone else. Kimmel has pled not guilty to two conspiracy charges. Lori, Lori. Reporter: Loughlin and her husband are maintaining their innocence in the scandal pleading not guilty to paying half a million dollars to get their daughters into usc. A current undergraduate student has filed a lawsuit against the university. His father pled guilty to paying $400,000 to bribe the university's tennis coach. The lawsuit is aimed at preventing Georgetown from expelling him or nullifying his college credits. The lawsuit contends that the university was aware of inconsistencies but didn't try to take any kind of disciplinary action until this the scandal became public. We'll see. Linsey, thanks very much.

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