/ FW1F / Jonathan Oatis
American actress Laurie Laughlin pleaded guilty to a scandal that has shaken American college circles, after revelations that dozens of wealthy people paid bribes to introduce their children to prestigious universities.
Under an agreement with the prosecution, it would recommend the federal prosecutor in Massachusetts Andrew Welling, lowered the prison sentence by two months, which is a positive settlement of the actress, which was facing the prospect of prison for several years.
The prosecution agreed to drop two other charges against the 55-year-old actress, namely corruption and money laundering, with a sentence of up to 25 years in prison.
Laughlin is accused of having paid her husband, designer Musimo Janoli, $ 500,000 to mediate with the aim of introducing their two daughters to the University of Southern California, “USC”, with the plan by William Singer, the mastermind of the operation.
The Singer Association obtained $ 25 million from affordable families in exchange for registering their children in prestigious universities, including Yale, Georgetown and Stanford.