USC Soccer Coach to Plead Guilty to College Cheating and Bribery Scandal

Rebekah Sager
June 03, 2019 - 2:15 pm

Another guilty plea is expected by the end of the month in the college cheating and bribery scandal. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that former USC women's soccer coach Ali Khosroshahin who led the women’s soccer program from 2007 to 2013, will plead guilty to racketeering conspiracy by June 30. 

Investigators say the coach and one of his assistant coach at USC, Laura Janke, were paid more than $350,000 to designate four clients' children as recruited soccer players, ensuring their admission to USC. Although none of the recruits played soccer competitively.

However, none of the recruits ever walked onto the field to play on USC's soccer team, prosecutors said.

Khosroshahin initially pleaded not guilty after his March 12 arrest, while Janke pleaded guilty and is cooperating with investigators.