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New filing in college bribery case against Loughlin, husband

Jan. 16, 2020 4:06 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new prosecution filing in the college admissions cheating case targets defense claims by actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli, who are accused of paying $500,000 to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California in the guise of...

FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, investor John Wilson arrives at federal court in Boston, with his wife Leslie, to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. A federal grand jury in Boston returned an additional indictment charging Wilson with filing a false tax return. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Parent faces new tax fraud charge in college bribery case

Jan. 14, 2020 5:50 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts real estate developer accused of paying $220,000 to get his son into the University of Southern California faces a new tax fraud charge. John Wilson, 59, of Lynnfield, Mass., was indicted Tuesday on one count of filing a false tax return. He has previously pleaded not guilty...

FILE - In this July 1, 2019, file photo, Dr. George Tyndall, 72, listens during an arraignment at Los Angeles Superior court in Los Angeles. A federal judge is likely to approve a $215 million class-action settlement with thousands of former patients of a campus gynecologist at the University of Southern California who has been accused of sexual abuse and misconduct, The Los Angeles Times reported Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. Tyndall is separately facing criminal charges from the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office regarding 16 patients. He has pleaded not guilty and is out on bond as the case proceeds. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Judge to OK $215M settlement for USC gynecologist's patients

Jan. 6, 2020 8:02 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge is likely to approve a $215 million class-action settlement with thousands of former patients of a campus gynecologist at the University of Southern California who has been accused of sexual abuse and misconduct, The Los Angeles Times reported Monday. Dr. George Tyndall...

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 facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Lawyers for the couple and other parents charged in the scandal filed a motion Friday, Dec. 13, in Boston's federal court federal contending prosecutors are improperly holding back evidence that could help prove their innocence at trial. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Loughlin's lawyers say prosecutors are hiding key evidence

Dec. 16, 2019 1:02 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband say federal prosecutors are holding back crucial evidence that could prove the couple's innocence in a college admissions scandal that has ensnared dozens of wealthy parents. In a court motion filed Friday in Boston's court,...

In this file photo from May 2, 2019, Cadet Cheyenne Quilter works with a virtual reality character named

Clarification: Health Care-Artificial Intelligence story

Nov. 26, 2019 2:33 PM EST

In a story Nov. 24, The Associated Press reported that an artificial intelligence program featuring a talking image of the Greek philosopher Aristotle is starting to help University of Southern California students cope with stress. The program’s designers recently removed that image based on student...