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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 5-11

Nov. 29, 2021 09:28 AM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 5-11: Dec. 5: Actor Jeroen Krabbe (“The Fugitive”) is 77. Opera singer Jose Carreras is 75. Singer Jim Messina (Loggins and Messina, Poco) is 74. Actor Morgan Brittany (“Dallas”) is 70. Actor Brian Backer (“Fast Times at...

Workers at federal prisons are committing some of the crimes

Nov. 14, 2021 11:26 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 100 federal prison workers have been arrested, convicted or sentenced for crimes since the start of 2019, including a warden indicted for sexual abuse, an associate warden charged with murder, guards taking cash to smuggle drugs and weapons, and supervisors...

California parent gets 6 weeks prison in admissions scandal

Nov. 10, 2021 18:57 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A California parent was sentenced Wednesday to six weeks in prison and 250 hours of community service in connection with the sweeping college admissions scandal. Homayoun Zadeh, 60, of Calabasas, was also ordered to pay more than $8,000 in restitution and...

Former USC official pleads guilty in college bribery scheme

Nov. 05, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former athletics official at the University of Southern California pleaded guilty Friday to her role in the college admissions bribery scandal, legal filings show. Donna Heinel, the school's former senior associate athletic director, pleaded in U.S....

Ex-tennis coach pleads guilty in college admissions case

Oct. 25, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Georgetown University tennis coach pleaded guilty Monday in Boston federal court in the college admissions bribery case. Gordon Ernst was accused of accepting more than $2 million to help the children of wealthy parents get into the school in...

2 parents convicted in 1st trial of college bribery scandal

Oct. 08, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two wealthy parents were convicted Friday of buying their kids' way into school as athletic recruits in the first case to go to trial in the college admissions cheating scandal that embroiled prestigious universities across the country. Gamal Abdelaziz, a...

US prison warden in California accused of inmate sex abuse

Sep. 30, 2021 01:56 AM EDT

DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — The warden of a federal prison in California has been charged with sexually abusing an inmate, authorities said Wednesday. Ray J. Garcia, 54, of Merced, allegedly groped at least one of his female wards, asked at least two inmates to strip naked...

Ex-USC soccer coach tells of faking athletic credentials

Sep. 27, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former assistant women's soccer coach at the University of Southern California testified Monday during the first trial in the nationwide college admissions bribery scandal that she regularly created fake athletic profiles with exaggerated accomplishments coupled with images...

1st trial in college admissions scandal gets underway

Sep. 13, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The first trial in the college admissions bribery scandal opened Monday with defense attorneys seeking to portray the two parents accused of buying their kids' way into school as victims of a con man who believed their payments were legitimate donations. ...

'Varsity Blues' trial promises fresh insights in old scandal

Sep. 08, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The first trial in the “Operation Varsity Blues” college admissions bribery scandal will begin this week, with the potential to shed light on investigators' tactics and brighten the spotlight on a secretive school selection process many have long complained is rigged to...