Actresses, CEO's among those arrested in college admissions scam

Meghan Mc Cain Rips Lori Loughlin's Husband Amid College Admissions Scam Scandal

Meghan Mc Cain Rips Lori Loughlin's Husband Amid College Admissions Scam Scandal

Federal prosecutors charged 50 people on Tuesday in a $25 million scheme to help actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, CEOs and other wealthy Americans cheat their children's way into elite universities, including Yale and Stanford.

The parents paid bribes for administrators to doctor their kids' admissions exams and paid coaches to recruit students as athletes even if they did not end up playing sports in college, Lelling said.

Agents allege that Huffman and her husband, William Macy, "made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000.to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter".

Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 in bribes and fabricating photos showing their daughter as a competitive crew rower, in order to get her admission to the University of Southern California (USC). Dozens, including Huffman, the Emmy-winning star, were reportedly arrested by midday.

"I was essentially buying or bribing the coaches for a spot", Singer said as he pleaded guilty to charges including racketeering, money laundering, and obstruction of justice.

Rudy Meredith, who was the Yale women's soccer coach for 24 years, is accused of receiving $400,000 to accept a recruit despite knowing she did not play competitive soccer.

Fellow actress Lori Loughlin, who starred in the revamped 90210, was also indicted in the documents.

Macy has not been charged nor have the colleges, which all released statements saying they knew nothing about the scheme.

Huffman opened the door early Tuesday morning to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents who had their guns drawn, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing a source familiar with the incident. Back in 2016, at the beginning of this process, her parents were advised that her "academic qualifications were at or just below the "low end" of USC's admission standards", according to the criminal complaint.

Reactions: "So Aunt Becky from Full House and Lynette Scavo from Desperate Housewives are involved in this college exam scheme and have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud".

None of the students involved were charged as many were not aware of the scam, authorities said. Prosecutors say Singer then arranged for a specific person to proctor that test and correct the girl's answers.

Meanwhile, celebrities have jumped on social media to comment on the nationwide college admissions scam and the alleged involvement of two of their own, Huffman and Loughlin.

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