• Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin busted in college admissions cheating s

    From Elizabeth Paige Laurie@21:1/5 to All on Sat Mar 16 21:57:51 2019
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    TV actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among dozens
    of people charged with paying bribes to get their kids into top
    universities in a widespread college admissions scam,
    prosecutors announced on Tuesday.

    More than 40 people have been indicted in the scheme that
    allegedly involved students gaining entrance to schools
    including Georgetown, Stanford, Wake Forest University, UCLA and
    Yale as recruited athletes — regardless of their athletic
    ability — or on inflated college entrance exam test scores.

    Some deep-pocketed parents paid as much as $6.5 million — while
    most plunked down between $250,000 and $400,000.

    “There can be no separate college admission system for the
    wealthy and there will not be a separate criminal justice system
    either,” said Massachusetts US Attorney Andrew Lelling at a
    press conference. “We’re not talking about donating a building
    so a school is more likely to take your son or daughter, we’re
    talking about deception or fraud, fake test scores … bribed
    college officials.”

    Federal prosecutors in Boston say parents paid an admissions
    consultant, William Rick Singer, $25 million from 2011 through
    February 2019 to bribe the coaches and administrators in order
    to help their kids get accepted.

    The California college-prep expert is also accused of steering
    some of that money to SAT and ACT administrators, who would then
    either take the test for the student or change their answers to
    the correct ones after the fact.

    Bogus athletic profiles were made to look as though the students
    were qualified athletes in order to boost the kids’ chances of
    getting in — when they actually weren’t involved in sports.

    “Some simply never showed up for the athletics, some showed up
    with an injury and I think some played briefly and then quit,”
    he said.

    In all, 33 parents have been charged though Lelling hinted that
    more arrests could be coming.

    “There are more than that, but I’m not prepared to give you a
    total,” he said at a press conference.

    No students have been charged and it appears the majority of
    them had no idea about their parents’ alleged shady involvement.
    None of the schools were involved in Singer’s alleged scam.

    Huffman, who starred in the ABC hit series “Desperate
    Housewives,” and Loughlin, who played Aunt Becky on the sitcom
    “Full House,” are facing charges of conspiracy to commit mail
    fraud and honest services mail fraud.

    In Huffman’s case, she and her husband allegedly made a
    “purported charitable contribution” of $15,000 in order to
    weasel her elder daughter into school, according to court papers
    cited by ABC.

    She allegedly later made similar arrangements for her younger
    daughter — but then backed out.

    Huffman has been married to fellow actor William H. Macy, who’s
    earned Emmy nominations for his role on “Shameless.”

    The feds say they have recorded telephone calls with Huffman and
    a cooperating witness.

    Loughlin, meanwhile, and her husband “agreed to pay bribes
    totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters
    designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact
    that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating
    their admission to USC,” court documents said.

    Authorities say they have emails from Loughlin to prove their

    A slew of college athletic coaches are also charged, including
    former Yale University women’s soccer coach Rudolph “Rudy”
    Meredith, who is accused of accepting payments from parents of
    college applicants.

    FBI Special Agent in Charge Joseph Bonavolonta said charges are
    the result of a 10-month investigation dubbed “Operation Varsity
    Blues.” He said 38 people have been taken into custody, seven
    are working toward surrender and one is being actively pursued.

    Four people — including Singer — are expected to plead guilty.

    “We believe everyone charged here today had a role in
    cultivating a culture of corruption and greed,” Bonavolonta
    said. “Their actions were without a doubt insidious, selfish and

    Reps for Loughlin, Huffman and Macy didn’t immediately return

    With Post wires

    https://nypost.com/2019/03/12/lori-loughlin-felicity-huffman- busted-in-college-admissions-cheating-scandal/

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