Actresses Huffman, Loughlin charged in bribery scheme

Danny Woods
March 12, 2019

Actresses and CEOs are reportedly among the 50 or so people arrested today in a "nationwide college admissions cheating scam".

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.

In other cases, Singer allegedly facilitated cheating on college entrace exams, asking parents to pay between $15,000 and $75,000 to have other students take the SATs and ACTs in place of their children.

According to the Texas Tribune, Coach Center, who is accused of taking a $100,000 bribe in 2015 by helping a student gain admission by adding him to the list of tennis team recruits, has been placed on administrative leave.

"Huffman later made arrangements to pursue the scheme a second time, for her younger daughter, before deciding not to do so", the documents allege. She ended up scoring a 1420 - 400 points higher than she had gotten on a PSAT taken a year earlier, according to court documents.

The documents also allege that some defendants created fake athletic profiles for students to make them appear to be successful athletes. Mossimo was also charged in the indictment.

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Former Yale Women's Soccer coach Randolph "Rudy" Meredith, who resigned last fall, was charged in connection with Conspiracy to commit wire fraud and honest services wire fraud; honest services wire fraud.

Andrew Lelling, U.S. attorney for the District of MA, said in a news conference Tuesday that families paid a combined $25 million, mostly funneled through charitable accounts, to bribe coaches and university administrators between 2011 and 2018.

Felicity Huffman (L) and William H. Macy attend the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

Loughlin is famous as Aunt Becky on the beloved '90s sitcom Full House, and she's made numerous appearances on its Netflix revival series, Fuller House.

Loughlin and Huffman (as well as Macy) have yet to issue a statement or comment upon the charges. "The parents of that student had allegedly paid Singer $1.2 million". The FBI allegedly recorded phone calls involving the celebrities and a cooperating witness, leading to the indictment.

Prominent local college coaches are among those the United States Justice Department indicted Tuesday in Boston on racketeering-conspiracy charges related to college-admissions bribery.

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