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14th parent pleads guilty in college bribery scheme

1 year 5 months 2 weeks ago Friday, June 21 2019 Jun 21, 2019 June 21, 2019 12:38 PM June 21, 2019 in News
Source: Associated Press
Photo: KGTV
BOSTON (AP) - A former insurance executive from California is the 14th parent to plead guilty to participating in the nationwide college admissions bribery scheme.
  
Authorities say Toby MacFarlane paid $450,000 to get his children admitted to the University of Southern California as fake athletic recruits. MacFarlane pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in Boston federal court Friday.
  
MacFarlane, of Del Mar, California, is a former senior executive at a title insurance company. Prosecutors have said they'll recommend 15 months in prison.
  
Other parents who have pleaded guilty in the case include "Desperate Housewives" actress Felicity Huffman .
  
Among the parents fighting the charges are "Full House" actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli.

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