College Admissions Scam: Lori Loughlin Taken Into Custody

Felicity Huffman attends Backstage Creations Giving Suite At The 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater

Felicity Huffman attends Backstage Creations Giving Suite At The 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater

Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among 50 people arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for allegedly taking part in the "largest college admissions scam every prosecuted by the Department of Justice". "One was to cheat on the SAT or ACT, and the other was to use his connections with Division I coaches and use bribes to get these parents' kids into school with fake athletic credentials".

Huffman is accused of disguising a $15,000 charitable payment in the bribery scheme, according to court records.

Sidoo, 59, was a 2016 recipient of the Order of B.C.

Court documents unsealed on March 12 allege the individuals participated in a nationwide conspiracy to facilitate cheating on college entrance exams and the admission of students to elite universities, including Yale and Stanford.

Following her indictment on Tuesday, she was released on a $250,000 bond and was ordered to surrender her passport.

The scandal also ensnared movers and shakers in the corporate world. Henriquez was arrested in New York City on Tuesday and released on $500,000 bail.

Shares of the hedge fund plunged 9 percent on word of Henriquez' arrest Tuesday. Messages seeking comment from Huffman's representatives were not immediately returned.

Law enforcement sources reportedly informed NBC News that Loughlin is expected to appear in court Wednesday afternoon.

According to prosecutors, the accused parents paid a firm run by Singer as much as US$6 million to cheat on college entrance exams for their children or to bribe coaches to help non-athletic students get scholarships.

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Boston U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling held a press conference Tuesday on the incident.

Prosecutors have so far named 33 parents, 13 coaches, and associates of Singer's business. According to Variety, the judge also specified that Loughlin would be allowed to speak to her daughters and husband about the charges, but to no one else connected with the case. Huffman spent hours in federal custody at a detention center in downtown Los Angeles.

Huffman, a former best actress Oscar nominee who is married to fellow actor William H. Macy, starred in the ABC TV series Desperate Housewives.

Mr Macy has not been charged, but authorities have not said why.

"Some of the parents are celebrities, like Lori Loughlin who played Aunt Becky on the sitcom Full House".

Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were among 50 people charged in what prosecutors called the "largest college admissions scam" ever uncovered by the Department of Justice.

The scheme aimed to take advantage of the two years of the anxiety parents across the United States often endure as they put high school-age children through the standardised tests needed to gain entry into heavily competitive colleges and universities.

Many colleges are taking action.

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

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