Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman Charged in College Admission Scam

Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman Charged in College Admission Scam

Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman Charged in College Admission Scam

The schools involved - Stanford, UCLA, Wake Forest, Yale, Georgetown, University of Texas, University of San Diego, USC - are not believed to have taken part in wrongdoing. Huffman and Loughlin have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud, NBC News reports.

Parents spent anywhere from $200,000 to $6.5 million to guarantee their children's admission to elite schools, authorities said.

College coaches and two Hollywood actresses are among dozens indicted in a sweeping admissions bribery case unsealed in federal court Tuesday.

In case you were anxious about running out scammer stories in 2019, NBC broke the news Tuesday morning that 44 people have been indicted in a "large-scale college entrance exam cheating scam", with Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman headlining the celebrities charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud.

Huffman, best known for her role on TV's "Desperate Housewives", is accused of paying $15,000 to an organization that then facilitated cheating for her daughter on the SATs, the indictment said.

ABC reports officials have emails from Loughlin as evidence.

Coach K: Zion Williamson expected back with Duke for ACC tournament
Topping off the tribute, the Cameron Crazies unsuccessfully chanted for Wade to join them in the student section. Chanin Scott posted a double-double and was one of three players to finish with double-figure scoring numbers.

Prosecutors said that in December 2017 a confidential witness told investigators that he met with Huffman and her spouse in their Los Angeles home in order to explain "how the college entrance exam scheme worked". Athletic coaches, parents and exam administrators were also implicated.

He said he "controlled" an SAT testing site and could have a proctor "secretly correct her answers" after she took the test. Prosecutors said the parents agreed to the plan.

The documents also allege that some defendants created fake athletic profiles for students to make them appear to be successful athletes.

According to the indictment, a USC employee Homayoun H. Zadeh was also involved, but was not a member of the athletic department's staff. Zadeh allegedly "conspired to bribe Heinel to designate his daughter as a lacrosse recruit-despite the fact that she did not play lacrosse competitively-thereby facilitating her admission to USC".

The students linked to the scheme apparently did not know their admission into said schools was based on a bribe. She ended up scoring a 1420 - 400 points higher than she had gotten on a PSAT taken a year earlier, according to court documents.

William "Rick" Singer, 58, pleaded guilty in Boston federal court on Tuesday to charges including racketeering conspiracy and obstruction of justice. Prosecutors say payments were often disguised as charitable donations that were then funneled to the coaches and administrators.

Related news