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Area man now faces money-laundering charge in connection with that college-application ring

The US Attorney's office reports that John Wilson, who has homes in both Lynnfield and on the Cape, has had money laundering added to to the mail and wire fraud he was already charged with in connection with that California-based ring that used both bribery of college athletic officials and adults taking kids' standardized tests to get kids into the sort of schools their parents hoped would automatically open doors for them.

Wilson was already charged with dropping more than $1 million into the scheme, allegedly to get his son into USC as some sort of water-polo whiz, despite the fact he wasn't, and his daughters into Stanford and Harvard as superior rowers, even though allegedly neither were.

Wilson was one of 16 parents who had new charges levied against them in a superseding indictment today. Also named were that Full House lady and her fashion-designer husband. According to the US Attorney's office:

The second superseding indictment also charges the defendants with conspiring to launder the bribes and other payments in furtherance of the fraud by funneling them through Singer’s purported charity and his for-profit corporation, as well as by transferring money into the United States, from outside the United States, for the purpose of promoting the fraud scheme.

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i wonder is she is still all smiles? shes looking at two years in federal prison. i wouldn't be smiling.

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Two years isn't that long. By the time she gets settled in there will be 23 months left.

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This will be great experience for a Lifetime movie

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