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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 - This July 13, 2003, file photo shows Mark Hauser at his home in the Indian Hill suburb of Cincinnati. Hauser, an insurance and private equity executive, is scheduled to plead guilty on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2020, to charges in a college admissions bribery scheme. (Craig Ruttle/The Enquirer via AP, File)

California executive pleads guilty in college admission plot

Sep. 21, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

A California businessman said to have steered “Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, to the ringleader of the college admissions bribery scheme admitted Monday to paying $40,000 to rig his daughter's ACT score. Mark Hauser, an insurance and private...

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...

FILE - In this March 25, 2019 file photo, Gordon Ernst, a former Georgetown tennis coach, departs federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Ernst is facing additional charges in the case, according to a statement released Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020,  from the office of the U.S. attorney for Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

More charges brought in college admissions bribery scandal

Sep. 2, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Another wealthy parent was charged Wednesday with trying to bribe his child's way into an elite university as a fake athletic recruit, a day after two former college coaches caught up in the nationwide admissions bribery scandal were hit with additional charges. Amin Khoury, 54, of Palm...

FILE - This June 16, 2010 file photo, Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., participates in a ceremony to unveil two plaques recognizing the contributions of enslaved African Americans in the construction of the United States Capitol on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Troy University announced Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020,  that a university building will be renamed in honor of the late Congressman who applied to the school decades ago as a teen in the 1950s but was denied admission because of his race.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Troy University names building for civil rights icon Lewis

Aug. 26, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Troy University announced Wednesday that a university building will be renamed in honor of the late Congressman John Lewis who tried unsuccessfully to attend the then-all white school in the 1950s. The Troy University Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to rename historic Bibb Graves Hall...

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...

“Full House” star Lori Loughlin to get 2 months in prison for college admissions scam after judge accepts plea deal

Aug. 21, 2020 2:43 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — “Full House” star Lori Loughlin to get 2 months in prison for college admissions scam after judge accepts plea deal.
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 remain silent as they await prison fate

Aug. 20, 2020 12:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Since “Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were arrested last year on charges that they bribed their daughters' way into college, the famous couple has been consistent about at least one thing: their silence. Loughlin, who gained...

A-Level student and would be medical student Chris Byrne holds up a copy of his teacher predicted results at home in London, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020.  Thousands of graduating high school students in Britain are scrambling for university places following the government’s disastrous decision to award final grades using an unfair algorithm to replace exams canceled because of the coronavirus, resulting in mass confusion. “I’m stuck waiting,” Byrne said. “There has been no word about if there’s going to be enough medicine places for me to get in this year.

Aspiring UK medical students in limbo because of exam fiasco

Aug. 20, 2020 6:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Chris Byrne and Khadijah E. Olonade worked hard to get into medical school, but the computer said no. The teenagers are among thousands of graduating high school students scrambling for spots at British universities following the government’s disastrous decision to award final grades...

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...