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Loughlin's Daughter Has Something to Say

Olivia Jade Giannulli posts a fresh YouTube video

(Newser) - Olivia Jade Giannulli is back on YouTube. The daughter of Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli returned Sunday with her first video —called "hi again"—since her parents were indicted in March for allegedly taking part in the college admissions scandal, TMZ reports. They're accused of paying... More »

In College Admissions Brouhaha, the Longest Sentence Yet

Toby MacFarlane gets 6 months behind bars in California

(Newser) - Felicity Huffman has served her time , Lori Loughlin awaits her own fate, and an ex-California real estate executive has been hit with the longest prison sentence yet in the college admissions scandal . Per NBC News , six months behind bars was the sentence given Wednesday to Toby MacFarlane, 56, who was... More »

Prison for Lori Loughlin? Columnist Says It's 'Nuts'

She deserves a slap on the wrist, not prison time: William McGurn

(Newser) - Lori Loughlin is enduring a lot of bad press of late, but an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal goes against the grain. "Free Lori Loughlin" reads the headline of William McGurn's column, and he means just that. That Loughlin and her husband could get 45 years in... More »

Lori Loughlin to Judge: Don't Make Us Come to Court

She and husband enter not-guilty pleas to new bribery charge

(Newser) - Faced with new charges in the college admissions scandal, actress Lori Loughlin and her husband pleaded not guilty Friday via their attorneys. The couple was hit with that indictment , on federal program bribery, after being warned by prosecutors that more charges would be brought if they didn't plead guilty... More »

Felicity Huffman Catches Break Thanks to Release Rules

Credit for time served, plus DOJ guidelines on weekend releases spring actress 3 days early

(Newser) - If anyone thought Felicity Huffman's two-week prison sentence was too short, it just got truncated even more. People reports that the 56-year-old was released Friday from the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, Calif., on the 11th day of her 14-day sentence. Huffman, who pleaded guilty to paying college admissions... More »

Author of Parenting Book Sentenced in Admissions Scandal

Jane Buckingham pleaded guilty, got 3 weeks

(Newser) - A California marketing executive and parenting book author has been sentenced to three weeks in prison for paying $50,000 to cheat on her son's college entrance exam, the AP reports. Jane Buckingham, who per CNN authored The Modern Girl's Guide to Motherhood , was sentenced in Boston's... More »

Celeb Parents Hit With New Charge in College Scandal

Lori Loughlin, 9 others charged with bribery

(Newser) - Full House actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband, and nine other parents faced new federal charges Tuesday in a scandal involving dozens of wealthy parents accused of bribing their children's way into elite universities or cheating on college entrance exams. A grand jury in Boston indicted the parents... More »

Loughlin Wants to Talk Prison With Huffman: Report

Another report says a plea deal may still be on the table for Loughlin

(Newser) - Despite an alleged $500,000 spent to get them into the University of Southern California, Lori Loughlin's daughters are no longer enrolled at the school. Olivia Jade Giannulli, 20, and Isabella Rose Giannulli, 21, "are not currently enrolled" but "we are unable to provide additional information because... More »

Mom Who Falsely Claimed Minority Status for Son Sentenced

Marjorie Klapper gets 3 weeks in college admissions bribery scandal

(Newser) - The owner of a California jewelry business has been sentenced to three weeks in prison for paying $15,000 to rig her son's ACT exam, the AP reports. Marjorie Klapper was sentenced in Boston's federal court Wednesday after pleading guilty to a single count of fraud and conspiracy.... More »

Felicity Huffman's Prison Term Begins

She'll spend 14 days at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California

(Newser) - Felicity Huffman reported to prison in northern California Tuesday morning to begin serving her 14-day sentence for her role in the sweeping college admissions bribery scandal. The 56-year-old actress will be imprisoned at the low-security, all-female Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, People reports. "Ms. Huffman is prepared to serve... More »

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 »

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