Felicity Huffman released on $250000 bond in college admissions scandal

Felicity Huffman released on $250000 bond in college admissions scandal

According to TMZ, 7 federal agents arrived at Huffman's home on Tuesday morning, guns drawn, and demanded she come out and surrender.

Huffman and Giannulli are scheduled to reappear in court March 29 in Boston.

Loughlin and her husband, fashion entrepreneur Mossimo Giannuli, allegedly paid $500,000 to have their two daughters designated as members of the USC rowing team, even though they did not row.

William "Rick" Singer has been charged with running the alleged scheme through his company Edge College & Career Network. A source told ABC that Loughlin was in Canada filming a Hallmark Channel Original Movie.

Loughlin and "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman were among some 50 charged Tuesday in connection with the scheme.

Giannulli - the man behind the Mossimo T-shirt brand - already appeared in court Tuesday and was also released on $1 million bond. Former Pimco Chief Executive Douglas Hodge is due to be arraigned in federal court in Boston, officials said.

Authorities who accused dozens of super-wealthy parents of paying bribes to get their kids into elite US colleges say the investigation isn't over.

Prosecutors have said colleges are not targets of their criminal case.

He's accused of spearheading the scam, including allegedly facilitating cheating on college entrance exams like the SAT and ACT, Photoshopping prospects' heads on athletes' bodies, and bribing admissions officers.

Documents say Riddell took entrance exams for students or replaced their answers with his own.

US Attorney Andrew Lelling said, "Wealthy parents paid Singer about $25 million in total to guarantee their children's admission to elite schools, including Yale, Georgetown, Stanford, the University of Southern California, the University of Texas".

Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among some 50 people charged in the massive scam to cheat on admission to elite U.S. universities that involved bribes, fraudulent test scores and even fake photographs.

Prosecutors say the organisations effectively worked as a single enterprise to get students into college using fake athletics credentials. If their parents were any smart, they would've just taken the traditional route and bribed colleges to accept their children by making huge donations directly to the school.

Huffman and her husband, actor William H. Macy, who has not been charged, had arranged to do the same for their younger daughter but then allegedly deciding not to.

The actresses, several NCAA Division 1 college coaches, and others have also been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

Lelling said the investigation is continuing and authorities believe other parents were involved. In a statement, Yale said it has been the victim of a crime by its women's soccer coach, who is no longer at the university, and that the university is cooperating with authorities.

"You can say he's doing it, for this year I did [seven elite schools], we've done it everywhere", Singer had told him, according to court records.

In that case, several people were charged previous year with securities fraud for artificially inflating the value of stocks.

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