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LA business exec to become 2nd parent to be sentenced in college admissions scandal

A Los Angeles business executive faces sentencing Tuesday for his role in the college admissions scandal that has snagged actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin.

Devin Sloane admitted paying $250,000 to get his son into the University of Southern California as a bogus water polo star.

Prosecutors are requesting a year and a day in prison and a $75,000 fine. His lawyers are urging three years of supervised release, a fine and 2,000 hours of community service.

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Lori Loughlin appears in court in Boston in September 2019 about the college admissions scandal. At right, Felicity Huffman leaves her sentencing in the college admissions scam case, dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues.”  (Getty)

The case is being handled in Boston Federal Court.

CHINESE PARENT CHARGED IN COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDAL ARRESTED IN SPAIN, TO BE EXTRADITED TO US

The scandal has led to charges against 51 people, including 35 parents, and exposed a college admissions system seeming to favor the privileged — outraging many parents trying to get their children into good schools without cheating.

Huffman drew a 14-day sentence behind bars last week after pleading guilty to paying $15,000 to have someone correct answers on her oldest daughter’s SAT exam. Prosecutors sought 30 days.

Sloane, 53, pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy and mail fraud.

FELICITY HUFFMAN GETS PRISON TIME FOR PAYING OFF SAT FIXER IN COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCHEME

“He knew that what he was doing was wrong and he was utterly untroubled by his crime,” prosecutors handling the Sloane case wrote in a pre-sentencing memo, USA Today reported Tuesday. “He bragged about misleading a USC development official to cover up the quid pro quo — using his dead mother as a prop for a fake donation — and even expressed outrage when high school counselors dared to question why a student who did not play water polo was being recruited to play college water polo.”

Sloane said he wanted to help his son but “failed miserably” by going too far.

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Loughlin, 55, and husband Mossimo Giannulli have pleaded not guilty after being charged with paying accused scam mastermind William “Rick” Singer $500,000 to get their daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella into USC as crew team athletes even though they weren’t rowers.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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San Francisco homeless crisis prompts neighborhood to put boulders on sidewalk to deter campers

A residential side street in San Francisco now resembles a scene out of the rocky West after a group of neighbors banded together to place about two dozen boulders along the sidewalk to try and deter homeless people from camping out amid the city’s ongoing crisis.

Neighbors along Clinton Park in the city’s Mission Dolores neighborhood said the rocks are meant to keep drug users from having a space to shoot up as they camp out overnight.

“They’ll shoot up and stay overnight,” neighbor David Smith-Tan told KTVU. “A bunch of my neighbors, we all chipped in a few hundred dollars and I guess this is what they came up with.”

SAN FRANCISCO HOMELESS STATS SOAR: CITY BLAMES BIG BUSINESS, RESIDENTS BLAME OFFICIALS

San Francisco has long struggled with problems of human waste and needles on the streets of the Tenderloin district, where many addicts and homeless people are typically found. The city has set up public toilets and last year announced the creation of a special six-person “poop patrol” team to clean up the human waste.

Similar landscaping measures have been implemented in other parts of the city. The California Department of Transportation has put rocks in an open space off Bayshore Boulevard to deter encampments, while the Eureka Valley-Harvey Milk Branch of the San Francisco Public Library – in the same neighborhood – has made design choices that are perceived as anti-homeless, according to KTVU.

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A group of neighbors in San Francisco has had two dozen boulders placed along a residential road to deter people from camping out. (KTVU)

While the city’s homelessness crisis has centered mostly around the Tenderloin district, other neighborhoods across San Francisco have also seen an alarming increase of homeless people in recent years.

Earlier this year, a preliminary count showed a 17 percent increase in the homeless population in the city from 2017. However, in that count San Francisco opted to use the federal definition of homelessness. If it had used the same measurement it has in years past, the numbers would show an increase from 7,400 to 9,784 – or 30 percent – in 2019.

About a month ago, out of frustration of city officials not doing enough, neighbors along Clinton Park decided to address the sidewalk problem.

“Since the rocks, it has helped,” neighbor Ernesto Jerez told KTVU. “It’s something. We’ve got to do something. I feel like there is nothing being done.”

TRUMP SAYS CALIFORNIA CITIES ‘DESTROY THEMSELVES’ WITH HOMELESSNESS

But homeless advocates call the boulders a cruel response and not a solution to the massive problem.

“There’s actually a name for it. It’s called anti-homeless architecture,” Jennifer Friedenbach, executive director of the Coalition On Homelessness, told KTVU.

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San Francisco police officers wait while homeless people collect their belongings in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

A San Francisco Public Works department spokeswoman told KTVU the city had no part in putting the boulders here, and since they aren’t blocking the sidewalk, there are no plans to remove them.

San Francisco’s homelessness crisis prompted President Trump to threaten last week to slap the city with Environmental Protection Agency violation notices, for allowing a tremendous amount of waste, including needles, to go through storm drains into the ocean.

In a statement, Mayor London Breed called Trump’s remarks “ridiculous” and said storm drain debris is filtered out at city wastewater treatment plants so that none flows “into the bay or ocean.”

Breed added that the city is fighting homelessness by adding 1,000 beds to shelters and wants to pass a $600 million bond to build affordable housing and increase services for people with addiction and mental illness.

Homeless advocates on Monday said the immediate problem is that they are currently dealing with a lack of shelters.

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“We have 1,200 people on the wait list for shelter. That’s for tonight,” Friedenbach told KTVU. “People have nowhere to go.”

Fox News’ Barnini Chakraborty and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Wisconsin inmate confesses to ‘Making a Murderer’ killing: report

A Wisconsin inmate reportedly confessed to documentary crews that he killed Teresa Halbach, the murder victim whose mysterious death is at the forefront of the hit Netflix series “Making a Murderer.” The inmate is serving time for a different crime.

Shawn Rech, the director of “Convicting A Murderer,” an unaffiliated new documentary about Halbach’s murder, told Newsweek Monday that his production company received a confession from one of the “notable convicted murderers from Wisconsin.” He said the confession is on audio. Rech is not releasing the man’s name and has handed over possible evidence to law enforcement as they continue to determine if the confession is legitimate.  

“We haven’t confirmed the legitimacy of the confession, but seeing as it was given by a notable convicted murderer from Wisconsin, we feel responsible to deliver any and all possible evidence to law enforcement and legal teams,” he told Newsweek. “Having been in production for 20 months, we’ve uncovered an unfathomable amount of information and evidence that is leading us to the truth. Our investigation does not end here.”

Two men — Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey—have spent more than a decade behind bars after being convicted for the 2005 murder of photographer Halbach. Rech confirmed that the man who confessed is neither Avery nor Dassey.

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‘MAKING A MURDERER’ SUBJECT STEVEN AVERY WILL HAVE NEW EVIDENCE HEARD BY COURT IN HIS CASE

The duo have maintained their innocence since first standing trial in Wisconsin in 2007. Dassey appealed to the Supreme Court, where his request for a new trial was denied, Newsweek reported. Avery is still involved in the appeals process and is currently serving a life sentence without parole, the New York Post reported.

The 2016 controversial Netflix documentary series “Making a Murderer” explored theories that Avery might have been set up for the crime given he had previously served time and had been exonerated for a sexual assault. Authorities said DNA evidence implicated Avery in the murder.

‘MAKING A MURDERER’ REBUTTAL PODCAST WILL ‘TELL THE STORY’ THE CRIME DOC REFUSES TO SHOW, SAYS HOST

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In this June 1, 2007 file photo, Steven Avery, left, appears during his sentencing as his attorney Jerome Buting listens at the Manitowoc County Courthouse in Manitowoc, Wis. (AP)

Avery’s attorney, Kathleen Zellner, told Heavy that her firm also received a handwritten confession from an unnamed inmate who admitted to killing Halbach. Zellner said her firm announced earlier this month that a citizen was offering $100,000 for information related to Halbach’s “real killer.”

She explained that when the firm failed to respond to the inmate about the monetary reward, he then approached the production company with his story. Zellner said on Twitter that the handwritten note is “worthless unless it is corroborated.”

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“He mailed the handwritten confession to us before he contacted the production company. The confession occurred solely because of our 100K reward offer and had nothing to do with the production company. When we did not immediately respond to this person, he called the production company,” Zellner told Heavy.

Former DA Ken Kratz, who handled prosecution in the case, wrote on Twitter: “To be clear, like everyone else, this is news to me. I have NO COMMENT until I see the details. #MakingAMurderer.”

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This Day in History: Sept. 24

On this day, Sept. 24 …

2007: United Auto Workers walk off the job at General Motors plants in the first nationwide strike during auto contract negotiations since 1976; a tentative pact would end the walkout two days later.

Also on this day:

  • 1789: President George Washington signs a Judiciary Act establishing America’s federal court system and creating the post of attorney general.
  • 1869: Thousands of businessmen are ruined in a Wall Street panic known as “Black Friday” after financiers Jay Gould and James Fisk attempt to corner the gold market.
  • 1976: Former hostage Patricia Hearst is sentenced to seven years in prison for her part in a 1974 bank robbery in San Francisco carried out by the Symbionese Liberation Army. (Hearst would be released after 22 months after receiving clemency from President Jimmy Carter.)
  • 1934: Babe Ruth makes his farewell appearance as a player with the New York Yankees in a game against the Boston Red Sox.
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  • 1960: “The Howdy Doody Show” ends a nearly 13-year run with its final telecast on NBC.
  • 1968: “60 Minutes” premieres on CBS; the undercover police drama “The Mod Squad” premieres on ABC.
  • 1988: Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson wins the men’s 100-meter dash at the Seoul Summer Olympics — but he would be disqualified three days later for using anabolic steroids. 
  • 1988: Members of the eastern Massachusetts Episcopal diocese elect Barbara C. Harris the first female bishop in the church’s history.
  • 1996: The United States and 70 other countries become the first to sign a treaty at the United Nations to end all testing and development of nuclear weapons. (The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty has yet to enter into force because of the refusal so far of eight nations — including the United States — to ratify it.)
  • 2002: British Prime Minister Tony Blair asserts that Iraq has a growing arsenal of chemical and biological weapons and plans to use them, as he unveils an intelligence dossier to a special session of Parliament.
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Hearing-impaired woman fatally shoots home intruder in Oklahoma

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Authorities in eastern Oklahoma say a hearing-impaired woman has fatally shot an intruder inside her home near the Arkansas border.

Le Flore County Sheriff Rob Seale said Monday the woman was uninjured when a man broke into her home about 5:30 p.m. Sunday in Rock Island, about 190 miles east of Oklahoma City.

Seale says the woman yelled at the man to get out of the house and shot him once when he moved toward her. He says the woman did not know the man and had never seen him before.

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Deputies discovered the suspect’s body in the kitchen area of the house. He was pronounced dead at the scene. He has not been identified and his body was transported to the state Medical Examiner’s Office for identification.

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Ex director at Ceders-Sinai admits to possessing child porn, gets probation: report

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Guido Germano, the former director of Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center who was arrested in June for allegedly distributing and possessing child pornography, was sentenced to five years of probation after admitting to possessing the pornography, reports said.

Germano was fired from his prestigious post last month. The 59-year-old must also attend a year of sex offender counseling, KTLA reported. He will also register as a lifetime sex offender, the report said.

The hospital said in a statement that Germano, who worked in scientific computing with no contact with patients, did not report his June 19 arrest to hospital officials.

Germano was on the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology board in 2012 and worked as a fellow for the American Heart Association in 2001, according to the hospital bio.

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He could have served a maximum sentence of three years and eight months in state prison if convicted.

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3 sailors assigned to USS George H.W. Bush commit suicide in same week

Three Navy sailors assigned to the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier committed suicide last week in separate, unrelated incidents, officials announced Monday.

“It is with a heavy heart that I can confirm the loss of three Sailors last week in separate, unrelated incidents from apparent suicide. My heart is broken,” Capt. Sean Bailey, the carrier’s commanding officer, wrote in the announcement.

Bailey said the recent deaths marked the third, fourth and fifth crew members of the carrier, which is docked at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia, to take their own lives in the last two years.

None of the deaths occurred on the carrier, which is docked at the shipyard for repairs, according to Navy Times.

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Navy officials pushed back on suggestions online that the deaths point to an “epidemic.”

“The sailors did not serve in the same departments, and there does not appear to be a connection between their deaths,” Cmdr. Jennifer Cragg, the spokeswoman for Commander of Naval Air Force Atlantic, told the Times.

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Capt. Bailey called on sailors on the carrier to come up with “suggestions and ideas” for how to prevent another suicide among its ranks.

“I want to reiterate that there is never any stigma or repercussion from seeking help,” he said. “Help is always available.

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Someone set a trapped raccoon on fire in New Jersey, there’s a reward out for information

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Authorities in New Jersey are appealing to the public for help in determining the identity of the individual who set a trapped raccoon on fire in what was a painful and torturous death.

The New Jersey Advocate reported Monday that there is a $10,000 reward for information. The Humane Society and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals will fund the reward.

The report said the raccoon was found dead in a cage in Plainfield on July 4 at around 6:30 a.m. The animal had been doused in accelerant, the report said.

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“We hope that this reward will encourage anyone with information about this terrible crime to come forward, not only to help seek justice for this animal, but also to ensure the safety of the entire community,” Brian R. Hackett, a director from the Humane Society said, according to the paper.

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Man jailed in Texas is charged with murdering Florida woman who vanished in 2004

A man currently jailed in Texas is being charged in the 2004 murder of a woman who had vanished in Florida.

Terry McDonald was now charged with second-degree murder in the death of 28-year-old Mary Mount.

Mount was last seen in January 2004 with McDonald when she disappeared, Fox 4 reported.

Texas investigators said McDonald led them to her body in 2005.

Investigations from the newly created State Attorney’s Office Cold Case Homicide Division led to his current murder charge. He was jailed in Texas on a separate crime, the investigators added.

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Terry McDonald is now charged with second degree murder in the death of 28-year-old Mary Mount. (Lee County Sheriff’s Office)

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“Our efforts never stopped,” Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said. “The teamwork never stopped, and I can tell you, this is a classic case of you can run and you can hide, but you are coming back to our county to face these charges.”

The woman’s father, Robert Knapp, and her brother, Steve Knapp, expressed gratitude that the day had arrived, WINK reported.

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“We now know that justice is around the corner,” Robert said.

“My family has kept faith that one day Mary would get justice, and today that day has come,” Steve added.

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Vatican stops Indianapolis Archdiocese from stripping Jesuit high school of ‘Catholic’ label over gay teacher

The Vatican has stopped the Archdiocese of Indianapolis from no longer recognizing a Jesuit high school as Catholic because it refused to fire a teacher in a same-sex marriage.

“We have just learned that the Congregation for Catholic Education has decided to suspend the archbishop’s decree on an interim basis, pending its final resolution of our appeal,” the school president, Father Bill Verbryke, wrote in a letter posted to the school’s website on Monday, as RTV6 reported. “The archbishop very kindly informed me that, as a result of this temporary suspension of his decree, Brebeuf is free to resume our normal sacramental celebrations of the Eucharist. Most happily, this means that we will be able to celebrate the Mass for the Feast Day of St. Jean de Brebeuf on Oct. 24.”

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Controversy over a school that wouldn’t fire a teacher who’s in a same-sex marriage. (Google)

In June, the high school in northern Indianapolis, which has almost 800 students in grades 9-12, with a faculty and staff of more than 130, said that it would cut ties with the teacher to stay in the city’s archdiocese.

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A week before, a decree issued by Archbishop Charles Thompson stated that the school, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory, “can no longer use the name Catholic and will no longer be identified or recognized as a Catholic institution.”

“Whether they teach religion or not, all ministers in their professional and private lives must convey and be supportive of Catholic Church teaching. The Archdiocese of Indianapolis recognizes all teachers, guidance counselors and administrators as ministers,” the archdiocese said in June.

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