The University of Southern California crew coach implicated in the college admissions scandal that could send Lori Loughlin and her husband to jail is expected to plead guilty.
According to the New York Post, prosecutors announced on Tuesday that Laura Janke, an assistant women’s soccer coach at USC, agreed to plead guilty to racketeering conspiracy charges. Janke, 36, allegedly helped create fake athletic profiles for the children of rich parents who hired William Singer, who admitted to running a fraudulent nonprofit, to cheat their offspring’s way into elite schools.
Loughlin’s two daughters with husband Mossimo Giannulli reportedly gained admission to USC as crew athletes, though neither played the sport. Janke is accused of creating a fake profile for Loughlin’s younger daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli, a popular YouTube vlogger, to get her into the school as a crew team recruit.
Court documents obtained by the New York Post reportedly show that Singer emailed Janke in 2017 and asked her to create a crew recruit profile for Olivia.
“Ok sounds good,” Janke reportedly responded. “Please send me the pertinent information and I will get started.”
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Loughlin and Giannulli pleaded not guilty last week to conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering conspiracy. The details of Janke’s plea agreement are not yet known, and it is unclear if she is expected to testify against them.
[Feature image: Olivia Jade Giannulli/Lori Loughlin; Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP]