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Ex USC athletics official pleads guilty in college admissions scandal

A former USC senior associate athletic director pleaded guilty Friday, Nov. 5, to her role in the fraud and bribery scheme in which the children of wealthy parents gained admission to some of the country’s top universities as fake sports recruits. Donna Heinel, 60, entered her plea in Boston federal court to “honest services” wire fraud for arranging for more than two dozen students to get into the college, according to the U. S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts. She signed a plea deal with federal prosecutors earlier this week, agreeing to accept a prison sentence of up to 46 months. Sentencing was scheduled for March 11. Prosecutors wrote in court papers that Heinel “abused a position of trust in a manner that significantly facilitated the commission of the offense. ”Heinel is accused of working with the scheme’s organizer, William “Rick” Singer, to coordinate students’ admissions to USC as fake athletic recruits over four years beginning in 2014. According to the complaint filed in March 2019, Heinel presented applicants to admissions committees in exchange for payments from Singer totaling more than $1. 3 million. Before she entered into the plea deal, she was heading to trial on a series of federal charges including conspiracy to commit racketeering, conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, and honest services mail and wire fraud. She faced up to 60 years behind bars if convicted on all counts, prosecutors noted. Almost 60 people were charged in the case, including nearly three dozen parents who subsequently pleaded guilty, such as actors Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin and Loughlin’s fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli. Parents have so far received punishments ranging from probation to nine months in prison. Singer, a Newport Beach consultant, pleaded guilty in March 2019 to racketeering, money laundering, fraud and obstruction. He is awaiting sentencing. Heinel admitted to helping funnel cash to Singer and making $20, 000 a month in a phony consulting deal with him, according to federal prosecutors. In 2008, while working at the university, Heinel established a side business, Clear the Clearinghouse, wherein she advised high school administrators on NCAA guidelines for athletes, a service that is usually available for free. Her annual fee for the service was reportedly up to $700. Heinel, who was let go by USC on the day she was indicted, listed her Long Beach home for just under $2 million in the wake of the scandal. Three other members of USC’s athletics staff were also indicted. Ali Khosroshahin, a former head women’s soccer coach, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit racketeering and is expected to be sentenced on Jan. 5. Ex-water polo coach Jovan Vavic pleaded not guilty to racketeering charges and faces trial in March. And former assistant women’s soccer coach Laura Janke pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy to commit racketeering and is scheduled for sentencing in April.

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