Higher Education
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Prosecutors up charges for some in college bribery scam

by Kiley Crossland
Posted 4/10/19, 11:34 am

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday filed new charges against 16 parents involved in a college admissions scam, including actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli. The parents are accused of bribing university administrators, coaches, and standardized test officials to get their children admitted to elite schools. Loughlin and Giannulli are charged with paying $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters admitted to the University of Southern California as crew team recruits, even though neither of them played the sport.

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Parents to plead guilty in college bribery scheme

by Kent Covington
Posted 4/09/19, 10:51 am

Actress Felicity Huffman and a dozen other wealthy parents have agreed to plead guilty in a college admissions cheating scam involving some of the nation’s top universities, federal authorities said Monday. Prosecutors charged Huffman and other parents last month in a scheme to rig standardized test scores and bribe coaches at prestigious schools, including Yale and Georgetown universities.

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Students sue colleges over admissions scandal

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/14/19, 12:31 pm

Two college students have sued the University of Southern California (USC), Yale University, and other colleges embroiled in a bribery scandal. The federal suit, filed Wednesday in San Francisco, claims the alleged scheme, in which parents paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to guarantee their children’s admission to elite schools, resulted in unfair advantages for unqualified students. Plaintiffs Erica Olsen and Kalea Woods said they were denied an equal opportunity for admission to Yale and USC. The lawsuit also names UCLA, Wake Forest, Georgetown University, and others.

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