Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin Among Dozens Charged In Nationwide College Admissions Scheme

Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin Among Dozens Charged In Nationwide College Admissions Scheme

The Department of Justice says it's the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted, sweeping up dozens of parents, coaches and test administrators in its net.

Huffman spent hours in a a Federal detention center and in court where she answered "yes" to several questions including whether or not she understood the charges.

Loughlin appeared in the sitcom Full House, and Huffman starred in Desperate Housewives.

Fifty people, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged in the scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the nation's most selective schools.

The payments were made to Singer's fake Newport Beach, California charity, Key Worldwide Foundation, and to non-profits managed by the coaches, which allowed the parents to deduct the payoffs and bribes from their taxes.

"Every year hundreds of thousands of hard-working, talented students strive for admission to elite schools", he said.

The Times reported that "a source" told them Huffman and others charged in the college admissions scandal were aware days earlier that they might be arrested.

A follow-up court appearance for Loughlin has been set for March 29 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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The mastermind of the scheme, William "Rick" Singer, on Tuesday pleaded guilty to racketeering charges.

Her release came more than 12 hours after armed Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrived at her Los Angles home to execute a warrant for her arrest.

Others facing charges are the former women's soccer coach at Yale, the senior associate athletic director at the University of Southern California, the women's volleyball coach at Wake Forest University, and the sailing coach at Stanford. Huffman allegedly discussed a similar scheme for her younger daughter but ultimately decided against it.

Huffman has now been charged with felony conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

Boston U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said at a press conference Tuesday that Singer used some of that money to bribe test administrators and college coaches.

According to court documents, Loughlin and Giannulli "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". Loughlin's husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, was released on $1 million bail Tuesday.

Ocasio-Cortez shared her take on the scandal on Tuesday and suggested parents' using their wealth to secure their children's college spot was similar to that of politicians running for office.

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