College admissions

FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, front, and her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston. Lawyers for Loughlin and Giannulli said Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 that new evidence shows the couple is innocent of charges that they bribed their daughters' way into the University of Southern California. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
February 27, 2020 - 11:47 am
BOSTON (AP) — TV actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, will go on trial in October on charges that they bribed their daughters’ way into the University of Southern California, a federal judge said Thursday. The judge set the trial date a day after defense...
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Michelle Janavs leaves federal court, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Boston, after being sentenced to five months in prison for trying to cheat and bribe her daughters' way into college as part of a nationwide college cheating scam. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
February 25, 2020 - 4:24 pm
BOSTON (AP) — An heir to the Hot Pockets fortune was sentenced to five months in prison Tuesday for trying to cheat and bribe her daughters' way into school as part of a nationwide college admissions scam. Michelle Janavs, whose father and uncle invented the microwaveable Hot Pockets turnovers...
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Michael Center, former men's tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin, runs from federal court in Boston, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, after being sentenced in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
February 24, 2020 - 4:18 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The former men's tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin sprinted away from a scrum of reporters and his own lawyers Monday after he was sentenced to six months in prison for taking a $100,000 bribe as part of a sweeping college admissions scam. Michael Center collapsed into...
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January 22, 2020 - 12:34 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A California woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge after authorities said she paid a company $9,000 to take online classes for her son at Georgetown University. Karen Littlefair, 57, pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston to conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The...
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January 16, 2020 - 3:05 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new prosecution filing in the college admissions cheating case targets defense claims by actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli, who are accused of paying $500,000 to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California in the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2019 file photo, actress Lori Loughlin poses with her daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli, left, at the 2019 "An Unforgettable Evening" in Beverly Hills, Calif. Social media star Giannulli posted her YouTube video Sunday, Dec. 1, first time since the arrest of her parents, Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, has put her at the center of the college admissions scandal. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
December 01, 2019 - 7:39 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Social media star Olivia Jade Giannulli on Sunday posted her first YouTube video since the arrest of her parents, actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, made her one of the most visible figures in the college admissions scandal that ensnared dozens of...
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This photo provided by the University of Mississippi shows University of Mississippi student Arielle Hudson. Hudson has become the University of Mississippi’s 27th Rhodes Scholar. (Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services via AP)
November 24, 2019 - 12:50 pm
Minorities make up the majority of the latest group of U.S. college students to be named Rhodes Scholars, and the class includes the first transgender woman selected for the prestigious program. The Rhodes Trust announced the 32 selections late Saturday after two days of discussions over 236...
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November 13, 2019 - 4:07 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A former California insurance executive has been sentenced to six months in prison for paying $450,000 to get his son and daughter admitted to the University of Southern California as fake athletic recruits. Toby MacFarlane was sentenced in Boston’s federal court Wednesday after...
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November 01, 2019 - 9:25 am
BOSTON (AP) — "Full House" actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband are contesting the latest charges against them in the college admissions scandal. Lawyers for Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli filed court documents Friday saying the couple plans to plead not guilty to charges of...
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October 29, 2019 - 3:51 pm
A coalition of California students and community groups is threatening to sue the University of California system unless it drops the SAT and ACT exams from its admissions requirements. Lawyers representing three students, the Compton Unified School District and several other organizations issued a...
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