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Ex-Stanford coach avoids prison time in college bribery scam

Jun. 12, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former head sailing coach at Stanford avoided prison time when a judge sentenced him Wednesday for his role in a sweeping college admissions scam at elite U.S. universities. John Vandemoer is the first person to be sentenced in the case that exposed the lengths that some wealthy parents...

Ex-USC soccer coach to plead guilty in college bribery case

Jun. 3, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former women's soccer coach at the University of Southern California is expected to plead guilty for his role in a sweeping admissions bribery scheme. The U.S. Justice Department said Monday that 49-year-old Ali Khosroshahin of Fountain Valley, California, will plead guilty to conspiracy to...

Feds: Man threatened to kill athletes over gambling losses

May. 30, 2019 11:07 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former college soccer player in Massachusetts has agreed to plead guilty to sending death threats to dozens of professional and collegiate athletes whom he blamed for his gambling losses. Authorities say 23-year-old Addison Choi, of Fullerton, California was a prolific gambler who posted...

Bird lays eggs on fake turf, displacing soccer teams for now

May. 16, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

TEANECK, N.J. (AP) — A little birdie has displaced soccer players in New Jersey. The Record reports that a killdeer laid its eggs about two weeks ago on a patch of synthetic grass near the south goal in Teaneck's Votee Park. Public works employees have cordoned off the nest with cones and yellow tape. It...

Coach pleads to college admissions scam, could hurt Loughlin

May. 14, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former assistant soccer coach at the University of Southern California switched her plea to guilty Tuesday in the college admissions scam, admitting to creating fake athletic profiles for the children of wealthy parents, including actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo...

Coach accused of raping Special Olympian, threatening him

May. 9, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

READING, Pa. (AP) — A former coach for a county Special Olympics soccer team is going to trial on charges of raping a player with intellectual disabilities. The Reading Eagle of Pennsylvania reports Michael Sheldon was ordered held without bail after a preliminary hearing Thursday. He was charged in March...

Big worry for college scandal suspects: Their co-defendants

May. 1, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors said all along that they expect more people to be charged in the sweeping college admissions scandal. Their secret weapon? The cooperation of some parents and coaches who have already agreed to plead guilty, observers say. "You can rest assured that there is going to be a...

Ex-USC coach, parent to plead guilty in college bribery scam

Apr. 23, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former University of Southern California soccer coach and a California insurance executive became the latest people to agree to plead guilty in a college admissions cheating scandal that has netted prominent parents and Hollywood stars, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Laura Janke, who was...