Mc Ginley calls for unity as Kenny remains on as FG leader

first_img Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – June 17, 2010 Facebook Twitter Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Enda Kenny will remain as leader of the Fine Gael party.A meeting of the parliamentary party’s TDs, Senators and MEPS has opted to keep him at the helm.It follows a challenge to deputy Kenny’s leadership by Richard Bruton.Among those who spoke in support of Enda Kenny was Donegal South West Deputy Dinny Mc Ginley. Speaking to Highland Radio News after the meeting he said he believes the issue is now put to bed, and ther the priority now is to build the party back up as a credible, alternative government.He says the meeting was a long one, at which all the issues were comprehensively discussed……….[podcast][/podcast] News Pinterest Google+center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Mc Ginley calls for unity as Kenny remains on as FG leader 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Previous articleDerry delegation presents City of Culture bid in LiverpoolNext articlePeople in Donegal urged to conserve water News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

Parent sentenced to two months in prison for admissions scandal

first_imgFormer surfing executive Jeffrey Bizzack was sentenced to two months in prison Wednesday after paying $250,000 in Fall 2017 to have his son admitted to USC by falsely designating him as a volleyball recruit. He will also have to pay a $250,000 fine, perform 300 hours of community service and face three years of supervised release. Singer, who pleaded guilty to four charges associated with the scandal in March, used the money to pay monthly installments to former USC senior associate athletic director Donna Heinel, according to the Los Angeles Times. Heinel was fired from her position in March following the discovery of her role in the scandal and currently faces five charges in connection with the scandal. Bizzack pleaded guilty July 24 to  one count of conspiracy to commit wire mail fraud and honest services mail fraud after paying a total of $250,000 in exchange for the admission of his son, who allegedly had no knowledge of the scheme.  Buckingham and Sloane, also charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, received comparatively lighter penalties. Buckingham was sentenced to three weeks in prison, one year of supervised release and a $40,000 fine. Sloane was sentenced to four months in prison, two years of supervised release, 500 hours of community service and a $95,000 fine. Of the money Bizzack paid, $50,000 was paid directly to USC’s Galen Center, while the remaining $200,000 was paid under the guise of a donation to the Key Worldwide Foundation, a fraudulent nonprofit created by the admissions scheme leader William “Rick” Singer.  Bizzack’s attorneys originally argued that because Bizzack contacted federal officials with information about his connection to the scandal upon learning about the scheme’s uncovering, he should be given a comparatively light sentence of probation and community service only.  In June, Bizzack became the first defendant charged in the case since the case was made public in March. He was the 51st person charged and is the 13th to be sentenced in the Operation Varsity Blues scandal. His $250,000 fine is the largest to date in the admissions scandal. The sentencing comes after those of USC parents Jane Buckingham and Agustin Huneeus Jr. earlier this month and Devin Sloane in September. Huneeus was charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services wire mail fraud and was sentenced to five months in prison, two years of supervised release, 500 hours of community service and a fine of $100,000. Bizzack’s sentencing marks the fourth for a USC parent in the college admissions case. Of the 33 parents named in the case, 16 are USC parents.  Singer also conspired with former USC assistant soccer coach Laura Janke, who faces one charge of conspiracy to commit racketeering, to create a fake athletic profile for Bizzack’s son that presented him as a star volleyball player. Heinel then presented the applicant, designated as a men’s volleyball recruit, to an admissions committee, which granted him conditional acceptance. Bizzack’s son was formally admitted to the University in March 2018.last_img read more