Famed Actresses, Stanford, Sacramento Businessman Named In Admission Scandal Case

13 March, 2019, 15:52 | Author: Barbara Erickson
  • Celebs charged in'largest college admissions scam in US

The schools involved - Stanford, UCLA, Wake Forest, Yale, Georgetown, University of Texas, University of San Diego, USC - are not believed to have taken part in wrongdoing.

Prosecutors say parents like Loughlin and Huffman paid Silver $25 million from 2011 through February of this year.

"This case is about the widening corruption of elite college admissions through the steady application of wealth combined with fraud", Lelling said.

It alleges that a third party took the ACT and SAT college entrance exams in place of students. Singer, 58, also served as the CEO of Key Worldwide Foundation, a nonprofit he established as a purported charity, prosecutors said.

Among those charged are Huffman, best known for her role on the television show "Desperate Housewives", and Loughlin, who appeared on "Full House", according to court documents.

On Tuesday, Singer pleaded guilty to four charges: racketeering conspiracy, money laundering, tax conspiracy and obstruction of justice.

BOSTON - Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among at least 40 people indicted in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal.

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The indictment alleges that Huffman and her husband, actor William H. Macy, who was not charged Tuesday, paid $15,000 to the fake charity to enable their elder daughter to cheat on the Saturday.

Thirteen of those accused, including Huffman, were arrested and slated for arraignment late Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Huffman, 56, and her husband William Macy, the star of Showtime's hit series "Shameless", paid $15,000 for their first daughter to perform well on the test, but decided not to do the same with their second daughter.

Singer agreed to plead guilty to fraud charges and assisted investigators in obtaining evidence against his customers and co-conspirators.

Georgetown's Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Charles Deacon (CAS '64, GRD '69) referred all requests for comment to the university statement. Huffman also discussed the scheme in a recorded phone call with a cooperating witness, the indictment said. None of the schools, however, are accused of complicity in the case.

In McGlashan's case, authorities allege, he authorized Singer to Photoshop his son's face on the body of a football player to trick Stanford and the University of Southern California that his son had experience in a sport he never played. "USC is conducting an internal investigation and will take employment actions as appropriate".

The applicant's relatives paid Singer approximately $1.2 million in multiple installments, including about $900,000 that was paid to one of Singer's charitable accounts, according to the filing.



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