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CEO, Wife Get Jail Time in College Admissions Scandal

Gregory and Marcia Abbott to each spend month in prison after paying $125K to fix daughter's tests

(Newser) - As Felicity Huffman prepares for her 14-day stay behind bars at the end of the month, more sentences are rolling in for the college admissions bribery scandal—and this time, it's both members of a couple who will see jail time. Gregory Abbott, the CEO of International Dispensing Corp.... More »

Prosecutor: We'll Want More Prison Time for Loughlin

Says she'll face 'substantially higher' sentence than Felicity Huffman if convicted

(Newser) - Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty to her role in the sweeping college admissions bribery scandal and was sentenced to 14 days in prison. Lori Loughlin chose to go another route—and a US attorney for Massachusetts tells WCVB that route may not end quite as well for her as Huffman's... More »

Exam Proctor Flips, Admits Accepting Bribes

Igor Dvorskiy will testify if called: 'LAT'

(Newser) - A former college exam proctor has agreed to plead guilty and cooperate with investigators in the sweeping college admissions scheme, the AP reports. Court documents filed Tuesday say Igor Dvorskiy, director of the private West Hollywood College Preparatory School, agreed to plead guilty to a single charge of conspiracy to... More »

Before Prison Stint Starts, Some Good News for Huffman

Star's daughter Sophia won't be barred from taking new SAT after admissions bribery scandal

(Newser) - William H. Macy may be worried about wife Felicity Huffman, but at least there's one problem that's just been taken off the family's plate. TMZ reports that it looks like their daughter Sophia will be able to take a new SAT, which she'll need to get... More »

William H. Macy Worried About Felicity Huffman: Source

But family source says he's 'supportive, protective' of his wife of 22 years

(Newser) - If you've been wondering what William H. Macy thinks as the college admissions bribery scandal swirls around celebrities including his wife, Felicity Huffman, here you go: A family source has finally spoken to People magazine about exactly that. Macy, 69, "has seen firsthand how difficult this experience has... More »

2nd Parent Gets Prison Time in College Admissions Scandal

CEO Devin Sloane paid $250K bribe

(Newser) - A Los Angeles businessman who paid a $250,000 bribe to have his son admitted to the University of Southern California as a water polo recruit is going to prison. Devin Sloane—whose son didn't even know how to play water polo, according to prosecutors—is the second parent... More »

Latest Admissions Scam Charge Is One of Highest Alleged Bribes

Woman accused of paying $400K to get her son into UCLA

(Newser) - A woman accused of paying $400,000 to get her son into the University of California, Los Angeles, as a fake soccer recruit has become the 52nd person charged in a sweeping college admissions bribery scheme, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday. Xiaoning Sui, 48, of Surrey, British Columbia, was... More »

Felicity Huffman Begs Judge for No Jail Time

Prosecutors recommend a month in jail, $20K fine for actress in college admissions bribery scandal

(Newser) - Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty in May to a charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud in the college admissions bribery scandal, and now the government has handed down its recommendation for her fate. CBS News reports that federal prosecutors on Friday called for a month... More »

Lori Loughlin's Daughters Come Out of Social Media Hiding

To mark their mom's birthday

(Newser) - Lori Loughlin's daughters broke their recent social media silence to mark their mom's birthday. Isabella Giannulli and Olivia Jade Giannulli, the actress's 20- and 19-year-old daughters with husband Mossimo Giannulli, both posted happy birthday messages to Loughlin on Instagram, Bella on Sunday and Olivia Jade "one... More »

Co-Stars Speak Up About Huffman's Guilt

Angela Bassett, Patricia Arquette say she's genuinely remorseful

(Newser) - Felicity Huffman's co-stars in a new Netflix movie say they found her remorseful about her role in a college admissions scandal, the AP reports. Actress Angela Bassett said Huffman appears ready to take whatever steps are necessary in her case. Patricia Arquette said she believes Huffman feels terrible about... More »

First Sentence of Admissions Scandal: 1 Day in Prison

Which former Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer is deemed to have already served

(Newser) - The first person has been sentenced in the sweeping college admissions bribery scandal, and he is not headed to prison. Former Stanford head sailing coach John Vandemoer pleaded guilty in March to charges that he helped students get into the university as "recruited athletes" in exchange for money for... More »

Son Whose Dad Paid $400K in Admissions Scam Sues School

Adam Semprevivo sues Georgetown

(Newser) - Los Angeles executive Stephen Semprevivo pleaded guilty last week in the college admissions scam, admitting he paid $400,000 to the leader of the bribery scheme in an effort to get his son, Adam, into Georgetown. Now Adam is suing the Washington DC university, where he just finished his junior... More »

William H. Macy Wasn't With Felicity Huffman for Guilty Plea

Actress will be sentenced Sept. 13

(Newser) - Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty Monday in the college admissions bribery scheme, the biggest name to do so in a scandal that has exposed the lengths to which some wealthy parents will go to get their children into top universities. The Emmy-winning actress, 56, could face prison time... More »

$6.5M College Bribery Mystery May Have Been Solved

Sources say Chinese parents paid to get daughter into Stanford

(Newser) - It was the big unanswered question in the college admissions bribery scandal—who paid $6.5 million , far more than any other parents, to get their kid into college? Sources tell the Los Angeles Times that the parents in question are those of Yusi Zhao, a Chinese student who was... More »

Lori Loughlin, Husband Want to See Evidence Against Them

A motion was filed Monday in the case

(Newser) - The next hearing in the case against 17 parents charged in the sweeping college admissions bribery scandal isn't until June 3, but one tidbit about the case's progress emerged Monday by way of a motion filed by the parents. In it, they're requesting to see the prosecution'... More »

Prosecutors Want Felicity Huffman to Go to Prison

She faces 4- to 10-month sentence in college admissions bribery scandal

(Newser) - Prosecutors want to see Felicity Huffman admitted to prison for her role in the college admissions bribery scandal. They say the actress should serve between four and 10 months in federal prison for paying a consultant $15,000 to have her daughter's SAT answers altered, according to court documents... More »

Lori Loughlin, Husband Enter Not Guilty Pleas

They filed court documents in Boston Monday

(Newser) - Actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli are pleading not guilty in the college admissions bribery scam. The AP reports Loughlin and Giannulli said in court documents filed Monday in Boston they are waiving their right to appear in court for an arraignment and plead not guilty.... More »

Now Lori Loughlin Hit With Money Laundering Charge

Along with 15 other parents, including her husband

(Newser) - Felicity Huffman was among the 13 prominent parents who agreed to plead guilty Monday in the college admissions cheating scandal; Lori Loughlin and her husband were not in that group, and their situation just got more intense. The AP reports that instead of just facing a single charge of conspiracy... More »

Felicity Huffman, 12 Other Parents to Plead Guilty

One coach also agrees to a plea deal

(Newser) - Actress Felicity Huffman has agreed to plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions cheating scam that has ensnared wealthy parents and athletic coaches at some of the nation's most selective universities, federal authorities said Monday. The Desperate Housewives star and 12 other prominent parents will admit to charges in... More »

Stanford Expels Student Embroiled in Admissions Scandal

Student had falsified sailing credentials, the university says

(Newser) - The only Stanford student known to be associated with the massive college admissions scandal has been expelled from the university, the Stanford Daily reports. The female student, whose identity hasn't been released, was admitted through the standard process—not as a recruited athlete—but her application included falsified sailing... More »

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