College admissions bribery scandal

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Feels like news from another era, but the wheels of justice turn slowly for the rich and famous.

Lori Loughlin: US actress to plead guilty in college cheating scam
US actress Lori Loughlin, of the sitcom Full House, and her husband, designer Mossimo Giuannulli, will plead guilty to college admissions scam charges.
They are among 50 people charged in an alleged criminal enterprise to get their children into top US schools.
The couple had initially pleaded not guilty to the fraud charges.
Officials say they have agreed to a plea deal of prison time, a fine, and community service under supervised release.
According to the District Attorneys office in Massachusetts, Ms Loughlin will plead guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud "on a date to be specified by the Court".
Mr Giannulli will plead guilty to the same, plus one count of honest services wire and mail fraud.
Prosecutors had said Ms Loughlin and Mr Giannulli paid $500,000 (£408,000) in bribes to have their two daughters admitted into the University of Southern California (USC) as fake rowing-team recruits.
Under the terms of the deal, Ms Loughlin will serve two months in prison, pay $150,000 in fines, have two years of supervised release and complete 100 hours of community service.
Her husband's sentence is similar: he will serve five months in prison, pay $250,000 and must complete 250 hours of community service.
The pair will bring the total number of parents pleading guilty in the scam to 24.
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Maybe they can get prison lifestyle tips from Martha Stewart.
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Poor Martha. Her mistake was talking to the FBI. (or SEC or something.)

If only she had friends in high places like Flynn.
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Basically a slap on the wrist if memory serves, but at least a slap that's hard enough to sting a bit. They'll each spend a few months in jail, do a few hundred hours of community service and pay a hefty 6-figure fine.

(from link above)
Under the terms of the deal, Ms Loughlin will serve two months in prison, pay $150,000 in fines, have two years of supervised release and complete 100 hours of community service.
Her husband's sentence is similar: he will serve five months in prison, pay $250,000 and must complete 250 hours of community service.
A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
William Shakespeare