California man pleads guilty to running college admissions fraud scheme: court hearing

California man pleads guilty to running college admissions fraud scheme: court hearing

Felicity Huffman was arrested in connection with the college admission scam on Tuesday, but Lori Loughlin was reportedly not at home when federal agents tried to take her into custody.

Nine current or former college coaches are among the 50 people indicted in a nationwide college admissions scandal, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday in Boston.

The documents posted by the US Attorney's Office District of MA said that the conspiracy was carried out by three means, including facilitating cheating on ACT and SAT exam in exchange for bribes, designating applicants from students without demonstrated athletic abilities and laundry money through the third party channels.

Also, authorities say the consulting company also bribed administrators to let a man take college entrance exams on behalf of students or replace their answers with his.

"It's so fraught with anxiety, especially at the elite schools", he said, "that I think it can't be surprising that millionaires who have probably never said no to their kids are trying to play the system in order to get their child accepted".

Both actresses were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud. "Huffman later made arrangements to pursue the scheme a second time, for her younger daughter, before deciding not to do so".

Actress Loughlin appeared in the ABC sitcom "Full House", and Huffman starred in ABC's "Desperate Housewives".

Other universities involved include Wake Forest University, Yale University, Georgetown University, Stanford University, the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Southern California and the University of San Diego.




Immediately after the news broke, Full House fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Loughlin's alleged involvement in the admissions scandal. He faces a count of conspiracy to commit racketeering.

USC released a statement on Tuesday, saying the university "has not been accused of any wrongdoing and will continue to cooperate fully with the government's investigation".

This investigation has been in the works for over a year, and so far there has been no evidence found that any of the schools themselves were involved, and none of the students have been charged either. The other wealthy Americans included a fashion designer and the chairman of global law firm.

On a phone call dated January 3rd, 2018, the cooperating witness told Abdelaziz if anyone asked why she wasn't playing he was instructed to say she had suffered an injury and agreed to go along with that story.

Messages seeking comment have been left with representatives for Huffman and Loughlin.

Singer was paid about $25 million by parents to help their children get into colleges, said Andrew Lelling, the USA attorney for MA.

"In exchange for the bribe, the U-Texas coach designated the son of one of Singer's clients, who did not play tennis competitively, as a recruit for the university's tennis team, thereby facilitating his admission to U-Texas", a court document says.

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