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BOSTON (AP) — A former soccer coach at the University of Southern California has pleaded guilty to creating fake athletic profiles for the children of wealthy parents in the college admissions bribery scheme.
Laura Janke pleaded guilty Tuesday in Boston federal court to conspiracy to commit racketeering.
Authorities say the former assistant women’s soccer coach helped make bogus athletic profiles to get applicants admitted to universities as recruits for sports they didn’t play.
Janke has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in the case and could be called to testify against others.
She is the fourth coach to plead guilty in the biggest college admissions scheme ever prosecuted in the U.S. She’ll be sentenced in October.
Actress Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty Monday to paying $15,000 to rig her daughter’s SAT score in the scheme.