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FILE - In this March 25, 2019, file photo, Niki Williams, right, a college entrance exam administrator, arrives at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Williams is scheduled to plead guilty to charges on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Former exam administrator pleads guilty in college scam

Sep. 25, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former college entrance exam administrator pleaded guilty Friday to taking bribes to help wealthy parents rig their kids' test scores as part of a college admissions bribery scheme. Niki Williams, 46, a former employee of the Houston Independent School District, is among about 40 people who...

FILE - In this May 10, 2018, file photo, students walk past Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif. A California state audit found that the University of California wrongly admitted at least 64 wealthy students over the past six years as

State auditor: UC wrongly admitted well-connected students

Sep. 22, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California “inappropriately admitted" at least 64 wealthy, mostly white students over the past six years as “favors to donors, family, and friends," according to an audit released Tuesday that found hundreds more questionable cases of students accepted...

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2019, file photo, Lori Loughlin departs federal court in Boston with her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, left, after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. In August 2020, the couple was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty for paying bribes to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as rowing recruits. (AP Photo/Philip Marcelo, File)

Few parents, coaches still fighting charges in college scam

Sep. 10, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — TV actresses. A well-known fashion designer. Business leaders. Entrepreneurs. One by one, they have admitted to using their wealth to bribe and cheat their kids' ways into top universities across the country, often as athletic recruits for sports their children didn't even play. The...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Aug. 25, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: UA, faculty need to find solutions quickly Akron Beacon Journal Aug. 22 Gary Miller stepped up the warnings. The president of the University of Akron argued that if the faculty did not approve a proposed labor contract, “we will...

FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, front, and husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. The famous couple pleaded guilty to charges in May 2020, and are scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Loughlin, Giannulli get prison time in college bribery plot

Aug. 21, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Apologizing publicly for the first time for crimes their lawyers insisted for months they didn’t commit, “Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were sentenced to prison Friday for using their wealth and privilege to cheat...

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 after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. In a court filing on Monday, July 13, 2020, lawyers for the couple, who admitted to paying $500,000 to get their daughters into the University of Southern California as fake crew recruits, asked a judge to lower their bail from $1 million to $100,000, saying they will not flee ahead of their August sentencing in the college admissions bribery case. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Feds urge judge to OK prison deals for Loughlin, Giannulli

Aug. 17, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors urged a judge Monday to accept deals that call for “Full House” actor Lori Loughlin to spend two months in prison and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, to serve five months for paying half a million dollars to bribe their daughters’ way...

FILE - In this March 25, 2019, file photo, Niki Williams, right, a college entrance exam administrator, arrives at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Prosecutors said Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, that Williams, a former employee of the Houston Independent School District, will plead guilty to accepting bribes to help rig students' test scores. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Former test administrator to plead guilty in college scam

Aug. 12, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former college entrance exam administrator has agreed to plead guilty in the college admissions bribery scheme that has ensnared wealthy parents across the U.S., federal prosecutors said Wednesday. Niki Williams, a former employee of the Houston Independent School District, will plead...