Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman charged in wild college admissions cheating scheme

Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman charged in wild college admissions cheating scheme

Darren Sullivan
March 13, 2019

Huffman, an Academy Award nominee, has been charged with felony conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, according to court paperwork filed Monday in federal court in ma.

In some cases, college entrance exam administrators were paid off to allow a Florida man take the tests for the children of Singer's clients. Several athletic coaches are suspected of accepting bribes so they would pretend certain applicants were notable student athletes, and other exam proctors and administrators stand accused of granting admission to students who were accepted with false academic credentials.

The coaches worked at such schools as Stanford, UCLA, Georgetown, Wake Forest, Southern Cal and University of California, Los Angeles.

The alleged crimes are said to have taken place between 2011 and 2019, with arrests being made in six different USA states. A confidential informant told investigators that he told Huffman he could arrange for a third party to correct her daughter's answers on the SAT after she took it.

Nine current or former college coaches are among the 50 people indicted in a nationwide college admissions scandal, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday in Boston.

As for Loughlin, she and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, reportedly agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team - even though neither participated in crew.

According to NBC News, the alleged scheme involved parents bribing coaches and administrators in order to secure their children's entrance into elite universities.

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CNN is working to get comment from the actresses' representatives.

Macy showed his support for wife Felicity Huffman on Tuesday at a Los Angeles courthouse.

The FBI recorded phone calls involving the celebrities and a cooperating witness, according to the criminal complaint.

Much of the indictment revolves around William Rick Singer, the founder of a for-profit college counseling and preparation business known as "The Key".

Macy has not been charged; authorities haven't said why. Both Loughlin and Huffman went through Singer to gain admissions into colleges for their children, authorities said.

College coaches were also allegedly bribed to label applicants as athletic recruits.