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January 6, 2023, 9:23 PM

Ex-Southern Cal official gets 6 months in college bribe case

A former University of Southern California athletics department official who accepted bribes from the ringleader of the nationwide college admissions bribery scandal to help get often unqualified students into the school as sports recruits has been sen...
January 6, 2023, 9:23 PM
Ex-Southern Cal official gets 6 months in college bribe case
January 5, 2023, 1:20 PM

‘Varsity Blues’ mastermind Rick Singer sentenced in college admissions scheme

The 62-year-old was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for his role in the scandal that involved wealthy parents and celebrities bribing their children’s way into top universities.
January 5, 2023, 1:20 PM
‘Varsity Blues’ mastermind Rick Singer sentenced in college admissions scheme
January 5, 2023, 10:39 AM

College scam mastermind Rick Singer gets 3.5 years in prison

The mastermind of the nationwide college admissions bribery scheme that ensnared celebrities, prominent businesspeople and other parents has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison
January 5, 2023, 10:39 AM
'Varsity Blues' mastermind faces sentencing for college scam
January 4, 2023, 9:54 PM

Mastermind of 'Varsity Blues' college cheating scandal sentenced to 42 months

William "Rick" Singer's sentencing will all but mark the end of "Operation Varsity Blues."
January 4, 2023, 9:54 PM
'Varsity Blues' mastermind Rick Singer sentenced to 42 months in prison
January 4, 2023, 7:01 PM

Rick Singer, mastermind behind 'Varsity Blues', to be sentenced

ABC News legal contributor and host at the Law and Crime Network Brian Buckmire breaks down what to expect from the sentencing of ‘Varsity Blues’ college cheating scandal mastermind Rick Singer.
January 4, 2023, 7:01 PM
Rick Singer, mastermind behind 'Varsity Blues', to be sentenced
January 4, 2023, 1:16 PM

‘Operation Varsity Blues’ mastermind set to be sentenced

Rick Singer, the ringleader in the college admissions cheating scandal, is expected to be sentenced by a federal judge on Wednesday.
January 4, 2023, 1:16 PM
‘Operation Varsity Blues’ mastermind set to be sentenced
1 month ago

'Varsity Blues' mastermind Rick Singer pleads for lower sentence

Federal prosecutors said in a sentencing memorandum that the mastermind of the nationwide college admissions cheating scandal deserves six years in prison.
1 month ago
'Varsity Blues' mastermind Rick Singer pleads for lower sentence
1 month ago

College scandal middleman blames 'winning at all costs'

Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to send the consultant at the center of the nationwide college admissions scandal to prison for six years
1 month ago
College scandal middleman blames 'winning at all costs'
1 month ago

Former Harvard coach, dad acquitted in college bribery case

A former Harvard fencing coach was acquitted Wednesday of charges that he accepted more than $1.5 million in bribes in exchange for designating a wealthy businessman’s two sons as recruits to help secure their admission to the elite university
1 month ago
Ex-Harvard coach, dad acquitted in admissions bribery case
4 months ago

'Full House' alum Lori Loughlin books 1st movie since prison stint for college admissions scandal

"Full House" alum Lori Loughlin booked a role in the TV movie "Fall Into Winter," her first film role since her prison stint for the college admissions scandal.
4 months ago
'Full House' alum Lori Loughlin books 1st movie since prison stint
1 year ago

Coach speaks out in exclusive interview on Varsity Blues scandal

Michael Center, former University of Texas at Austin tennis coach, served six months in prison for his involvement in the admissions scandal.
1 year ago
Coach speaks out in exclusive interview on Varsity Blues scandal
1 year ago

Lori Loughlin appears in teaser for her 1st acting project since prison sentence

A teaser of Lori Loughlin's return to TV following her release from prison last December is here.
1 year ago
Lori Loughlin appears in teaser for her 1st acting project since prison sentence
1 year ago

Parents found guilty in college admissions scandal

Two wealthy fathers, John Wilson and Gamal Abdelaziz, were found guilty on all charges for paying bribes to secure prestigious college spots for their kids under false pretenses.
1 year ago
Parents found guilty in college admissions scandal
1 year ago

1st trial in the ‘Varsity Blues’ admission scandal returns guilty verdicts

Prosecutors say the scheme took hundreds of thousands of dollars from parents, on the promise of labeling students as recruited athletes for preferential admissions treatment.
1 year ago
1st trial in the ‘Varsity Blues’ admission scandal returns guilty verdicts
1 year ago

Jury set to deliberate in 1st ‘Varsity Blues’ trial

Former Staples and Gap executive John Wilson and former casino executive Gamal Abdelaziz have pleaded not guilty to fraud and bribery-conspiracy charges.
1 year ago
Jury set to deliberate in 1st ‘Varsity Blues’ trial
1 year ago

Lori Loughlin to make TV return 1 year after leaving prison

Lori Loughlin, who was involved in what police dubbed the "Varsity Blues" college admissions scandal, is making her return to TV.
1 year ago
Lori Loughlin to make TV return 1 year after leaving prison
1 year ago

Former Stanford sailing coach in Varsity Blues scandal shares his story in new book

John Vandermore lets readers into his side of the college admissions scandal in his book, "Rigged Justice."
1 year ago
Former Stanford sailing coach in Varsity Blues scandal shares his story in new book
1 year ago

Tennis coach agrees to plead guilty in Varsity Blues college admissions scheme

Rhode Island tennis legend Gordon Ernst has agreed to plead guilty in connection with his role in the college admissions cheating scheme.
1 year ago
Tennis coach to plead guilty in college admissions scheme
1 year ago

Trial begins for parents in alleged college admissions bribery scandal

Two parents are accused of paying bribes to get their children into the University of Southern California.
1 year ago
Trial begins for parents in alleged college admissions bribery scandal
2 years ago

Lori Loughlin's husband released early from prison

Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli was released from federal prison early after serving time for his role in the college admissions scandal.
2 years ago
Lori Loughlin's husband released early from prison
2 years ago

Designer Mossimo Giannulli, husband to Lori Loughlin, released from prison

Lori Loughlin’s husband will serve out the rest of his term in home confinement for his part in the college admissions scandal after he was originally sentenced to five months in jail.
2 years ago
Designer Mossimo Giannulli, husband to Lori Loughlin, released from prison
2 years ago

Former UCLA soccer coach sentenced in college admissions scandal

"I made foolish decisions from a place of desperation."
2 years ago
Former UCLA soccer coach sentenced in college admissions scandal
2 years ago

1st defendant in ‘Varsity Blues’ scandal speaks out in new documentary

The new Netflix documentary, “Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal,” explores the crime that rocked the nation.
2 years ago
1st defendant in ‘Varsity Blues’ scandal speaks out in new documentary
2 years ago

Lori Loughlin's husband's request for early prison release denied

A judge rejected Mossimo Giannulli's motion to serve the rest of his prison term from home after spending nearly half of his five month sentence in solitary confinement because of COVID-19 protocols.
2 years ago
Lori Loughlin's husband's request for early prison release denied
2 years ago

Olivia Jade returns back to YouTube after a yearlong hiatus

Beauty influencer and daughter of Lori Loughlin, Olivia Jade delivers a statement before revealing her new vlog video.
2 years ago
Olivia Jade returns back to YouTube after a yearlong hiatus
2 years ago

Olivia Jade returns to YouTube after hiatus of more than a year: 'I can't change the past'

Olivia Jade Giannulli has returned to YouTube after a hiatus of more than a year following parents' involvement in the college admissions scandal.
2 years ago
Olivia Jade returns to YouTube after year-long hiatus: 'I can't change the past'
2 years ago

Lori Loughlin’s husband out of solitary confinement, pleads for early release

Mossimo Giannulli’s lawyers are asking for him to be released from prison and sent to house arrest after spending nearly half of his 5-month sentence in isolation due to COVID-19 protocols.
2 years ago
Lori Loughlin’s husband out of solitary confinement, pleads for early release
2 years ago

New details of Lori Loughlin's release from prison, reunion with family

The actress, who served nearly two months in federal prison for pleading guilty in the college admissions scandal, reunited with her two daughters just after Christmas.
2 years ago
New details of Lori Loughlin's release from prison, reunion with family
2 years ago

Lori Loughlin reportedly eyes comeback just days after being released from prison

The actress is home after serving prison time for the college admissions scandal but may also be looking to get back in front of the camera.
2 years ago
Lori Loughlin reportedly eyes comeback just days after being released from prison
2 years ago

Lori Loughlin released from prison after 2-month sentence

The actress was allegedly seen covering her face during her release from a California prison. Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty in the Varsity Blues scandal.
2 years ago
Lori Loughlin released from prison after 2-month sentence
2 years ago

Lori Loughlin released from prison

The actress, who was sentenced to two months for pleading guilty in the college admissions scandal, is set to be released from the Federal Correction Institute in Dublin, California.
2 years ago
Lori Loughlin released from prison
2 years ago

Lori Loughlin released from prison after nearly 2 months

The actress was punished for her role in the so-called "Varsity Blues" scandal.
2 years ago
Lori Loughlin released from prison after nearly 2 months
2 years ago

Lori Loughlin getting out of prison in time for New Year’s Eve

The actress expected to be released from prison after serving time in college admissions scandal.
2 years ago
Lori Loughlin getting out of prison in time for New Year’s Eve
2 years ago

Mossimo Giannulli in solitary confinement, son says

The husband of Lori Loughlin, who was also implicated in the college admissions scandal, has been in solitary confinement since arriving in prison one month ago, according to his son.
2 years ago
Mossimo Giannulli in solitary confinement, son says
2 years ago

Lori Loughlin’s daughter breaks silence on college admissions fraud

Loughlin and Mossimo Giannuli’s daughter Olivia Jade spoke about the scheme that fraudulently got the now 21-year-old influencer recruited for the University of Southern California’s crew team.
2 years ago
Lori Loughlin’s daughter breaks silence on college admissions fraud
2 years ago

Fallout after Lori Loughlin's daughter speaks out

In an interview with "Red Table Talk," Olivia Jade Giannulli, 21, discussed her family's "big mistake" and role in the Varsity Blues college admissions scandal.
2 years ago
Fallout after Lori Loughlin's daughter speaks out
2 years ago
Lori Loughlin's daughter breaks her silence on the college admissions scandal
2 years ago

Lori Loughlin's daughter breaks silence on 'Red Table Talk'

Olivia Jade shares her side of the story with Jada Pinkett Smith about her parents involvement in the college admissions scandal for the first time since they pleaded guilty.
2 years ago
Lori Loughlin's daughter breaks silence on 'Red Table Talk'
2 years ago

Felicity Huffman lands 1st acting role since college admissions scandal

The actress, who served 11 days in jail after pleading guilty in the Varsity Blues scandal, will star in an ABC comedy as the unlikely owner of a minor league baseball team.
2 years ago
Felicity Huffman lands 1st acting role since college admissions scandal
2 years ago

Lori Loughlin's husband, Mossimo Giannulli, reports to prison; what he can expect

The fashion designer reported to prison in California on Thursday.
2 years ago
What Lori Loughlin's husband can expect from time in prison
2 years ago

Lori Loughlin’s husband to report to prison for 5-month sentence

Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, 57, was sentenced to five months and ordered to pay $250,000 after he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit fraud in the college admissions scandal.
2 years ago
Lori Loughlin’s husband to report to prison for 5 month sentence
2 years ago

Harvard fencing coach arrested over admissions cheating scandal

Former Harvard fencing coach, Peter Brand, and Maryland businessman, Jie Zhao, were arrested and charged with conspiracy in a college admissions scandal separate from "Varsity Blues."
2 years ago
Harvard fencing coach arrested over admissions cheating scandal
2 years ago

Lori Loughlin could be released from prison in time for Christmas

Due to prison protocol, Lori Loughlin could be out in time to celebrate Christmas.
2 years ago
Lori Loughlin could be released from prison in time for Christmas
2 years ago

Lori Loughlin could be released from prison in time for Christmas

The actress could be released early from her two month sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, thanks to a policy on weekend release dates.
2 years ago
Lori Loughlin could be released from prison in time for Christmas
2 years ago

Lori Loughlin begins 2-month prison sentence

The actress began her sentence for her role in the “Varsity Blues” college admissions scandal and “GMA” has details on what her life behind bars will look like.
2 years ago
Lori Loughlin begins 2-month prison sentence
2 years ago

Lori Loughlin reports to prison

Lori Loughlin is serving time for her part in the college admissions scandal.
2 years ago
Lori Loughlin reports to prison
2 years ago

Lori Loughlin begins prison term

Loughlin is serving a two-month sentence for her role in the college admissions cheating scandal, and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, will begin his five-month sentence in November.
2 years ago
Lori Loughlin begins prison term
2 years ago

Felicity Huffman concludes sentence from college admissions scandal

"Desperate Housewives" actress Felicity Huffman has officially completed her sentence related to the college admissions scandal.
2 years ago
Felicity Huffman concludes sentence from college admissions scandal
2 years ago

Lori Loughlin sentenced to 2 months in prison for role in college admissions scandal

Lori Loughlin sentenced to two months in prison for her role in the college admissions scandal, husband Mossimo Giannulli sentenced to five months.
2 years ago
Lori Loughlin sentenced to 2 months in prison for role in college admissions scandal
2 years ago

Lori Loughlin sentenced to 2 months in federal prison in college admission scandal

The actress paid $500,000 to create fake athletic profiles to get her two daughters into USC and was sentenced and fined $400,000.
2 years ago
Lori Loughlin sentenced to 2 months in federal prison in college admission scandal