College coaches, Hollywood actresses indicted in admissions bribery case

Aunt Becky Charged For Scamming Colleges

Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among those charged in the scheme.

Parents paid Singer between $15,000 and $75,000 per test for someone else to take the SAT or ACT exams in place of their college-aged sons or daughters, according to the court papers. In addition, the now-indicted celebs also made fake athletic profiles for their kids to make it seem as if they were athletically qualified even though numerous children weren't involved in sports at all.

To think, the only thing holding you back from going to an Ivy League institution or fulfilling your dream of being a college athlete was Photoshopping your face on LeBron James blocking Andre Iguodala.

The alleged scheme focused on getting students admitted to elite universities as recruited athletes, regardless of their athletic abilities, and helping potential students cheat on their college exams, according to the indictment unsealed in Boston.

Loughlin, who was charged along with her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, appeared in the ABC sitcom "Full House", while Huffman starred in ABC's "Desperate Housewives". She's expected to turn herself in at the Central District Court during the afternoon of March 12, after her flight lands in Los Angeles (via CNN).

The Associated Press reports racketeering conspiracy charges were brought against coaches at schools including Wake Forest University, Georgetown and the University of Southern California.

On Loughlin's end, she 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.

On July 24, 2016, the corroborating witness allegedly emailed Giannulli essentially saying his older daughter was unlikely to get into USC on academics alone.

Also among those being indicted are a bunch of chief executives from across the country. The investigation is said to have launched ten months before the indictments and was allegedly called the code name "Operation Varsity Blues" by the feds.

In all, 44 people, some of them college coaches, have been charged thus far.

'Felicity huffman & these parents be like "let my daughter into your college; she's a superstar soccer player,"' mocked a different user.

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