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

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

And we're pretty sure that no one saw this scandal coming.

In court papers obtained from Massachusetts District Court, Loughlin, 54, and Desperate Housewives star Huffman, 56, were hit with arrest warrants for "conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud" on Monday.

On Tuesday, the United States Attorney for the District of MA unveiled indictments involving a nationwide college cheating scandal. Dilorio-Sterling added, "She was contacted by federal authorities and told to turn herself in".

According to the New York Post, so far more than 40 people have been indicted in the scam that allegedly allowed their spawn to pose as student-athletes to get into Georgetown, Stanford, Wake Forest University, UCLA and Yale.

Other parents charged include Manuel Henriquez, the chief executive of specialty finance lender Hercules Capital; Gordon Caplan, the co-chairman of global law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Bill McGlashan Jr., who heads the buyout investment arm of private equity firm TPG Capital; and Douglas Hodge, former CEO of investment management firm Pimco.

The largest college admissions fraud scam unearthed in United States history was run out of a small college preparation company in Newport Beach, California, that relied on bribes, phoney test takers and even doctored photos depicting non-athletic applicants as elite competitors to land college slots for the offspring of rich parents, prosecutors said.

The coaches would allegedly arrange a fake profile that listed the prospective student as an athlete, and exam administrators would either hire proctors to take the test or correct the answers of a student. The two girls were not recruits and did not participate in crew.

There's no indication that the schools were involved in any of the wrong-doing. So, the truth here is a little fuzzy.

Three cooperating witnesses helped the federal authorities build their case against Singer and the participants in the scheme, which reportedly included recordings of Huffman and emails from Loughlin. She spent several hours in federal custody before appearing in court to hear her charges.

"(Singer) typically instructed his clients to fabricate a reason - such as a bar mitzvah or a wedding - that their children purportedly needed to take the test in Houston or West Hollywood instead of at their own schools", the indictment said.

Most of the students who benefited from the alleged bribes were not aware of the circumstances of their acceptances, according to ABC. Giannulli has also been charged in the indictment.

She later apologized for her words in another video, calling what she'd said "stupid" and "ignorant". "But I do want the experience of game days, partying - I don't really care about school, as you guys all know". A college prep school director is charged, as is the director of exam-preparation company.

There are around 50 individuals involved with this breaking scandal, including Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin.

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