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Not guilty pleas entered in college admissions case

New Jersey residents may be aware that Lori Laughlin and her husband were charged in connection with a scheme to pay $500,000 in bribes to a college admissions consultant. The bribes were intended to help their daughters get into the University of Southern California as members of the rowing team despite not being rowers. The charges include conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud as well as conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Federal extortion charges filed against celebrity lawyer

Lawyer Michael Avenatti has become famous to people throughout New Jersey and the rest of America for taking on President Donald Trump on behalf of his client, adult star Stormy Daniels. However, he is now facing legal difficulties of his own for allegedly attempting to extort $25 million from athletic-wear company Nike. Avenatti was arrested on March 25, only 15 minutes after posting a tweet about the company's alleged involvement in a bribery scheme involving payments to the families of high school basketball players.

Parents caught in college cheating scheme

People in New Jersey might have already heard of the case involving well-off parents accused of cheating to get their kids into top tier universities illegally. Some wealthy parents, including prominent actors and CEOs, are charged with paying an independent consultant to fabricate their kids' credentials, both academic and athletic, as well as having the consultant bribe specific officials who might facilitate the kids' admission.

Former basketball coach faces federal charges

Hackensack fans of college basketball may be disturbed by the scandal affecting a former Auburn University assistant coach. On Jan. 3, a New York judge allowed a case to move forward against the former coach as well as an Atlanta clothing company owner. The coach is charged with accepting bribes from a financial adviser who was working with the FBI to direct athletes toward his services.

Feds charge bank founder with fraud for allegedly illegal loans

Two men in New Jersey have entered not guilty pleas after federal investigators accused them of manipulating loans through the bank that one of them founded to avoid lending limits. The indictment against them alleged that they lied on loan applications and hid their connections to handpicked borrowers. From 2008 to 2013, the loans totaled about $9 million.

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