Timeline: Lori Loughlin’s College Admissions Scandal | NBC News Now

Timeline: Lori Loughlin’s College Admissions Scandal | NBC News Now

October 11, 2019 21 By Stanley Isaacs


HERE’S A TIMELINE OF WHAT’S HAPPENED SO FAR IN LORI HAPPENED SO FAR IN LORI LOUGHLIN’S CASE. LOUGHLIN’S CASE. ♪ ♪>>WOULD WE’RE HERE TODAY TO>>WOULD WE’RE HERE TODAY TO ANNOUNCE CHARGES IN THE LARGEST ANNOUNCE CHARGES IN THE LARGEST COLLEGE ADMISSION SCAM COLLEGE ADMISSION SCAM PROSECUTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PROSECUTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. JUSTICE.>>Reporter: NORMALLY>>Reporter: NORMALLY COMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF CAMERAS, COMFORTABLE IN FRONT OF CAMERAS, ACTRESS LORI LOUGHLIN ACTRESS LORI LOUGHLIN SIDESTEPPED THE PRESS. SIDESTEPPED THE PRESS. ALONG WITH HER HUSBAND, FASHION ALONG WITH HER HUSBAND, FASHION DESIGNER, THE COUPLE STANDS DESIGNER, THE COUPLE STANDS ACCUSED OF PAYING $500,000 IN ACCUSED OF PAYING $500,000 IN BRIBES TO GET THEIR DAUGHTERS BRIBES TO GET THEIR DAUGHTERS INTO USC. INTO USC. THEIR YOUNGEST CHILD FLAUNTED THEIR YOUNGEST CHILD FLAUNTED GOING TO COLLEGE. GOING TO COLLEGE.>>I DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH OF>>I DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH OF SCHOOL I’M GOING TO ATTEND I — SCHOOL I’M GOING TO ATTEND I –>>Reporter: THE LIST OF 33>>Reporter: THE LIST OF 33 PARENTS WHO INVESTIGATORS SAY PARENTS WHO INVESTIGATORS SAY RIGGED THE SYSTEM INCLUDE THE RIGGED THE SYSTEM INCLUDE THE STUNNING ROSTER OF WEALTHY STUNNING ROSTER OF WEALTHY PROFESSIONALS. PROFESSIONALS. SOME WHO HAVE TAKEN LEAVE FROM SOME WHO HAVE TAKEN LEAVE FROM THEIR COMPANIES AFTER BEING THEIR COMPANIES AFTER BEING CHARGED. CHARGED.>>LORI, LORI!>>LORI, LORI! PAY FOR MY TUITION! PAY FOR MY TUITION! LORI! LORI! LORI LORI LORI! LORI!>>WELCOME BACK TO MY YOUTUBE>>WELCOME BACK TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL. CHANNEL.>>I DO WANT THE EXPERIENCE OF>>I DO WANT THE EXPERIENCE OF PARTYING. PARTYING. I DON’T CARE ABOUT SCHOOL. I DON’T CARE ABOUT SCHOOL.>>Reporter: LORI LOUGHLIN AND>>Reporter: LORI LOUGHLIN AND 19 OTHER PARENTS CHARGED, NO 19 OTHER PARENTS CHARGED, NO DEAL YET. DEAL YET.>>THE REMAINING PARENTS, IF>>THE REMAINING PARENTS, IF THEY’RE GOING TO PLEAD GUILTY, THEY’RE GOING TO PLEAD GUILTY, NOW IS THE TIME TO DO IT. NOW IS THE TIME TO DO IT.>>LORI LOUGHLIN WAS RUNNING>>LORI LOUGHLIN WAS RUNNING ERRANDS AS THE NEW INDICTMENT ERRANDS AS THE NEW INDICTMENT WAS HANDED DOWN YESTERDAY. WAS HANDED DOWN YESTERDAY. HER HUSBAND AND 14 OTHER PARENTS HER HUSBAND AND 14 OTHER PARENTS ARE CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY TO ARE CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT MONEY LAUNDERING IN COMMIT MONEY LAUNDERING IN ADDITION TO CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT ADDITION TO CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT MAIL FRAUD. MAIL FRAUD. INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE THE INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE THE ACCUSED INDICTED AND FUNNELED ACCUSED INDICTED AND FUNNELED MONEY TO WILLIAM SINGER, THE MONEY TO WILLIAM SINGER, THE MASTERMIND BEHIND THE SCANDAL MASTERMIND BEHIND THE SCANDAL THROUGH HIS CHARITY, DISGUISING THROUGH HIS CHARITY, DISGUISING THE PAYMENTS AS DONATIONS. THE PAYMENTS AS DONATIONS. THE NEW CHARGES WILL NOT AFFECT THE NEW CHARGES WILL NOT AFFECT FELL FELL FELICITY HUFFMAN AND A DOZEN FELICITY HUFFMAN AND A DOZEN OTHER PARENTS WHO PLEADED GUILTY OTHER PARENTS WHO PLEADED GUILTY THIS WEEK. THIS WEEK. THE GUIDE RYANS FOR SENTENCING THE GUIDE RYANS FOR SENTENCING VARY BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF THE VARY BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF THE ALLEGED BRIBE. ALLEGED BRIBE. NO ONE BELIEVES ANYONE WILL GET NO ONE BELIEVES ANYONE WILL GET 40 YEARS IN PRISON BUT THE 40 YEARS IN PRISON BUT THE CHANCES SOME PARENTS ARE GOING CHANCES SOME PARENTS ARE GOING TO SEE PRISON TIME IS A VERY TO SEE PRISON TIME IS A VERY REAL REALITY. REAL REALITY.>>LORI LOUGHLIN AND HER HUSBAND>>LORI LOUGHLIN AND HER HUSBAND LEFT A FEDERAL COURTHOUSE IN LEFT A FEDERAL COURTHOUSE IN BOSTON. BOSTON.>>THE HEARING TODAY WAS FOCUSED>>THE HEARING TODAY WAS FOCUSED ON ADDRESSING POSSIBLE CONFLICTS ON ADDRESSING POSSIBLE CONFLICTS OF INTEREST WITH THEIR LAWYER. OF INTEREST WITH THEIR LAWYER. THEY PLEADED NOT GUILT WITHYGUIL