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6 months ago

Actress Felicity Huffman breaks her silence on college admissions scandal

Huffman was fined and served 11 days in prison after paying a bribe to have her daughter get into college.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Actress Felicity Huffman breaks her silence on college admissions scandal
6 months ago

Felicity Huffman speaks on college admissions scandal

The Emmy award-winning actress speaks on her involvement, which resulted in her pleading guilty to numerous charges resulting in jail time and fines.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Felicity Huffman speaks on college admissions scandal
6 months ago

Felicity Huffman addresses college admissions cheating scandal

The actress sat down with KABC’s Marc Brown to explain for the first time why she paid a $15,000 bribe to a proctor to correct wrong answers on her daughter’s SAT test.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Felicity Huffman addresses college admissions cheating scandal
6 months ago

Felicity Huffman reflects on guilt from college admission scandal

Felicity Huffman spoke to Los Angeles ABC station KABC in an exclusive interview about her role in the college admission scandal.
6 months ago
Felicity Huffman speaks about the college admissions scandal during an interview in Los Angeles.
6 months ago

Felicity Huffman speaks out on college admissions scandal

The actress says she was motivated to provide her daughter “a chance at a future.” ABC News’ Andrea Fujii has more.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Felicity Huffman speaks out on college admissions scandal
8 months ago

Former Staples exec sentenced in Varsity Blues scheme, marking end of years-long case

Former Staples executive John Wilson was sentenced on Friday to one year of probation for his role in the college admissions cheating scheme known as Varsity Blues.
8 months ago
John Wilson, left, and his wife leave federal court after he was found guilty of participating in a fraudulent college admissions scheme, Oct. 8, 2021, in Boston.
1 year ago

‘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.
1 year ago
VIDEO:  ‘Varsity Blues’ mastermind Rick Singer sentenced in college admissions scheme
1 year ago

'Varsity Blues' mastermind Rick Singer sentenced to 42 months in prison

William "Rick" Singer's sentencing will all but mark the end of "Operation Varsity Blues."
1 year ago
William "Rick" Singer founder of the Edge College & Career Network, departs federal court in Boston, after he pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal.
1 year ago

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.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Rick Singer, mastermind behind 'Varsity Blues', to be sentenced
1 year ago

‘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.
1 year ago
VIDEO: ‘Operation Varsity Blues’ mastermind set to be sentenced
1 year 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 year ago
Federal prosecutors said in a sentencing memorandum that the mastermind of the nationwide college admissions cheating scandal deserves six years in prison.
2 years ago

'Full House' alum Lori Loughlin books 1st movie since prison stint

"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.
2 years ago
Actress Lori Loughlin photographed, June 21, 2022, in Los Angeles.
2 years 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.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Coach speaks out in exclusive interview on Varsity Blues scandal
3 years 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.
3 years ago
Lori Loughlin in a scene from "When Hope Calls."
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Parents found guilty in college admissions scandal
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: First trial in the ‘Varsity Blues’ admission scandal returns guilty verdicts
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Jury set to deliberate in 1st ‘Varsity Blues’ trial
3 years 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.
3 years ago
Actress Lori Loughlin visits the Build Brunch to discuss the Hallmark Channel TV series "When Calls the Heart" at Build Studio on Feb. 14, 2019 in New York City.
3 years 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."
3 years ago
VIDEO: Former Stanford sailing coach in Varsity Blues scandal shares his story in new book
3 years ago

Tennis coach to plead guilty in 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.
3 years ago
Gordon Ernst, former Georgetown tennis coach, departs federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal, March 25, 2019.
3 years 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Trial begins for parents in alleged college admissions bribery scandal
3 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Lori Loughlin's husband released early from prison
3 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Designer Mossimo Giannulli, husband to Lori Loughlin, released from prison
3 years ago

Former UCLA soccer coach sentenced in college admissions scandal

"I made foolish decisions from a place of desperation."
3 years ago
Jorge Salcedo, center, former UCLA mens soccer coach, is pictured outside the John Joseph Moakley United State Courthouse in Boston on March 25, 2019.
3 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: 1st defendant in ‘Varsity Blues’ scandal speaks out in new documentary
3 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Lori Loughlin's husband's request for early prison release denied
3 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Olivia Jade returns back to YouTube after a yearlong hiatus
3 years ago

Olivia Jade returns to YouTube after year-long hiatus: '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.
3 years ago
Olivia Jade and Lori Loughlin at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on Feb. 27, 2018 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
3 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Lori Loughlin’s husband out of solitary confinement, pleads for early release
3 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: New details of Lori Loughlin's release from prison, reunion with family
3 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Lori Loughlin reportedly eyes comeback just days after being released from prison
3 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Lori Loughlin released from prison after 2-month sentence
3 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Lori Loughlin expected to be released from prison Monday
3 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.
3 years ago
Actress Lori Loughlin leaves the John J Moakley Federal Court House in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme, April 3, 2019.
3 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Lori Loughlin getting out of prison in time for New Year's Eve
3 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.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Mossimo Giannulli in solitary confinement, son says
4 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.
4 years ago
VIDEO:  Lori Loughlin’s daughter breaks silence on college admissions fraud
4 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.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Fallout after Lori Loughlin's daughter speaks out
4 years ago

Lori Loughlin's daughter breaks her silence on the college admissions scandal

Olivia Jade Giannulli reflects on her parents' arrest.
4 years ago
Actress Lori Loughlin and daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli attend an event in Beverly Hills, Calif., July 29, 2015.
4 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.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Lori Loughlin's daughter breaks silence on 'Red Table Talk'
4 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.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Felicity Huffman lands 1st acting role since college admissions scandal
4 years ago

What Lori Loughlin's husband can expect from time in prison

The fashion designer reported to prison in California on Thursday.
4 years ago
Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli leave the Courthouse in Boston on Aug. 27, 2019.
4 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.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Lori Loughlin’s husband to report to prison for 5-month sentence
4 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."
4 years ago
VIDEO: Harvard fencing coach arrested over admissions cheating scandal
4 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.
4 years ago
Actress Lori Loughlin attends a private luncheon in celebration of Hollywood Costume held at the future home of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, Oct. 8, 2014.
4 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.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Lori Loughlin could be released from prison in time for Christmas
4 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.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Lori Loughlin begins 2-month prison sentence
4 years ago

Lori Loughlin reports to prison

Lori Loughlin is serving time for her part in the college admissions scandal.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Lori Loughlin reports to prison
4 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.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Lori Loughlin begins prison term
4 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.
4 years ago
Actress Felicity Huffman, center, leaves the federal courthouse with her husband William H. Macy after being sentenced in connection with a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme in Boston, M.A., on Sept. 13, 2019.