• USC fires athletics administrator, water polo coach amid college admiss

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    The University of Southern California (USC) has fired two
    employees who allegedly accepted enormous bribes in exchange for
    facilitating the acceptance of dozens of students, the school
    has said in an official statement.

    Donna Heinel, a senior athletics administrator, and Jovan Vavic,
    men’s and women’s water polo head coach, were axed following an
    investigation into college admissions that saw such celebrities
    as Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman arrested on federal
    charges on Tuesday.

    “We understand that the government believes that illegal
    activity was carried out by individuals who went to great
    lengths to conceal their actions from the university,” USC said,
    according to its paper the Daily Trojan. “USC is conducting an
    internal investigation. Donna Heinel and Jovan Vavic have been
    terminated and the university will take additional employment
    actions as appropriate.”

    Two more USC athletics employees, women's soccer coaches Laura
    Janke and Ali Khosroshahin, were indicted, though it is not
    known yet if they have been fired as a consequence.

    Heinel, 57, is accused of accepting a $500,000 bribe from
    Loughlin, who rose to fame on the popular family sitcom "Full
    House." Loughlin and her husband were both charged with bribing
    officials to get their daughter, YouTube "influencer" Olivia
    Jade Giannulli, into the school.

    Vavic, also 57, is accused of accepting a $250,000 bribe in
    exchange for declaring two students as recruits for his water
    polo team in order to get them into USC.

    The school's statement added detail on the fired employees'
    alleged crimes, which spanned at least four years. They are
    accused of connections to a sprawling admissions bribery scheme
    led by William Rick Singer.

    “On multiple occasions between 2014 and 2018, Singer’s clients
    made payments of more than $1.3 million to USC accounts
    controlled by Heinel, typically an account for the USC Women’s
    Athletic Board,” the documents read. “Singer also entered into a
    sham consulting agreement with Heinel. … In exchange for the
    bribe payments, Heinel helped facilitate the admission of more
    than two dozen students as recruited athletes.”

    Singer, through his charitable organization, is accused of
    receiving $25 million in bribes since 2011 to help the children
    of wealthy and influential parents gain entry to elite
    universities including Stanford, Yale and USC. On Tuesday, he
    pleaded guilty to four charges against him and admitted to his
    crimes. "All of these things, and many more things, I did," he
    said, according to CNN.

    "I created a side door that would guarantee families would get

    According to records, Singer allegedly made payments to Vavic
    for students to be listed as members of the water polo team and
    gain entry to the university, but never participated in any
    sports. Vavic was reportedly taken into custody in Honolulu on

    A similar situation may have been in play with Loughlin's
    daughter Olivia, who is among students for whom fake profiles
    were allegedly created to allow her to appear as an athletic
    recruit. Fake profiles were said to have been created to label
    both of Loughlin's daughters as women's crew recruits, though
    they had no history of rowing athletically and weren't listed as
    current members of the USC women's crew team.

    According to court documents, things began to fall apart for
    Singer's organization when a counselor became suspicious about
    her admission based on her crew involvement, because she did not
    play the sport. This apparently led to a public confrontation
    between the counselor and Loughlin's husband, designer Mossimo
    Giannulli, leading Heinel to leave him a voicemail asking that
    such an occurrence not happen again.

    Loughlin's daughter Olivia currently attends USC and documents
    her time there on her YouTube page, which has nearly two million
    subscribers. In one video, she said she "really doesn't care
    about school," and wanted to go to attend parties and game days.

    At least 50 high -profile business owners, celebrities and
    prominent coaches were charged on Tuesday in connection to the
    bribery sting, which U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling has labeled
    the “largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the
    Department of Justice.”

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/usc-fires-athletics-administrator- water-polo-coach-amid-college-admissions-bribe-scandal

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