Marilyn Flynn, who was dean of the College of Southern California Faculty of Social Work from 1997 to 2018, agreed on Thursday to plead responsible to bribery, admitting that she organized a $100,000 cost for Mark Ridley-Thomas when he was on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in return for a USC contract with the county, the Los Angeles Occasions reported.
Ridley-Thomas is scheduled to go on trial in November. He has denied guilt within the case.
The cost to which Flynn, 83, has agreed to plead responsible carries a most sentence of 10 years in federal jail. However prosecutors agreed to suggest that she be confined to her dwelling and fined not more than $150,000.