More Charges in US College Admission Plot
American government lawyers have added money laundering to the list of charges against actor Lori Loughlin and other parents in connection with a college admissions bribery case.
On March 12, federal lawyer Andrew Lelling announced that 50 people had been charged in a $25-million plot to buy their children's admission into American colleges. Lelling said the plot was set up to guarantee admissions for students, in his words, "not on their merits, but through fraud."
The reported plot includes cheating on college entrance examinations, lying about successes in sports and school, and claiming payments as aid donations to avoid paying taxes. Lelling named William "Rick" Singer as the organizer of the reported plot.
Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are among 33 parents accused. They were arrested on a single charge of conspiracy to commit fraud.
The actor has denied the charges and is among a group of parents who plan to plead not guilty. On Tuesday, government lawyers added the charge of money laundering against them and 14 other parents.
Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to an athletic official at the University of Southern California to guarantee their daughters' acceptance. They told the school the girls were crew stars. However, neither girl has played the sport.
William McGlashan, a co-founder of an investment company, was also accused of money laundering on Tuesday. His lawyer called the case "deeply flawed." He added, "We look forward to presenting his side of the story."
The latest charges come a day after Felicity Huffman -- another well-known actor -- and 12 other parents and a coach agreed to plead guilty.
Huffman was accused of paying $15,000 to have a test administrator correct the answers on her daughter's college entrance exam. The payment was listed as an aid donation.
In her first public comments since her arrest, Huffman said, "My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her."
Government lawyers say they will seek a light prison sentence between four and 10 months for Huffman.
However, the new charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering against Loughlin could have a longer sentence of up to 20 years in prison. It also has a fine of $500,000, or two times the value of the property involved.
Several of the universities, including Yale and the University of Southern California, have taken actions -- including canceling admission offers for those accused in the plot.
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美国政府律师将洗钱罪名列入针对演员洛丽·洛芙琳（Lori Loughlin）及其他家长的指控名单，他们被控卷入一起大学招生行贿案 。
3月12日，联邦律师安德鲁·莱林(Andrew Lelling)宣布，50人被控参与了一项涉及2500万美元的舞弊案，目的是为他们的孩子购买进入美国大学的入学资格 。莱林说，该舞弊案的目的是确保学生被录取，用他的话说，“不是根据学生的专长，而是通过欺诈手段入学 。”
报告中的舞弊案包括在大学入学考试中作弊，在学业和体育成就方面造假，以及谎称支付款项为慈善捐款来避税 。莱林指定威廉·里克·辛格为这起舞弊案的组织者 。
洛芙琳和其丈夫莫西莫是被起诉的33位家长之一 。他们因被控串谋诈骗而被捕 。
洛芙琳否认了这些指控并且也是拒绝认罪的家长之一 。周二，政府律师向他们以及其他14位家长追加洗钱的罪名 。
洛芙琳和莫西莫被控向南加州大学的一位体育官员行贿50万美元，以确保他们的女儿顺利录取 。他们告诉学校，女儿们是划船明星 。然而，两个女儿都不曾涉足这项运动 。
威廉·麦格拉斯山（William McGlashan）周二也被控洗钱，他是一家投资公司的联合创始人 。他的律师称该起案件“漏洞百出” 。他补充说，“我们期待早日陈述对此事的立场 。”
霍夫曼被控行贿1.5万美元请管理人员更改女儿的大学入学考试答案 。这笔款项被列为慈善捐款 。
然而，关于洛芙琳串谋洗钱的新指控可能会面临最长20年的监禁 。此外，还将面临50万美元或者是涉案金额两倍的罚款 。