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William Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin Among Dozens Charged In Nationwide College Admissions Scheme
Lora Ball | 13 March, 2019, 15:25

Prosecutors said parents paid Singer from 2011 through last month to bribe coaches and administrators to fill slots the universities allocated for new players with his clients' children, regardless of their athletic ability.

She is among a group of Los Angeles parents who have been accused of trying to get their children into top colleges as part of a scheme that involved doctoring exam results and bribing college officials.

Thirteen of those accused, including Huffman, were arrested and slated for arraignment late Tuesday in Los Angeles. "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". Loughlin had not yet been arrested as of early Tuesday afternoon.

If a student can't get into a university through entrance requirements, there are often backdoor ways from rich parents.

"These parents are a catalogue of wealth and privilege", prosecutor Andrew Lelling said in announcing the 25 million dollar (£19 million) federal bribery case.

"Every year hundreds of thousands of hard-working, talented students strive for admission to elite schools", he said. The scandal is being called the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted.

Prosecutors allege that fake athletic profiles were also created to make students look like strong high school athletes when they actually weren't.

It has been claimed the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation have set out to arrest 46 individuals across the United States of America, after uncovering a $25 million ($35 million AUD) fraud scheme which includes allegedly faking test scores.

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In this case, however, Singer arranged for someone to take the test for the students, or paid insiders to fix their scores.

Ms Loughlin, best known for her role in the ABC sitcom Full House and the recent Netflix sequel Fuller House, is married to clothing company founder Mossimo Giannulli, who was also charged in the scheme.

On a call with a wealthy parent, prosecutors said, Mr Singer summed up his business. She was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud. Singer allegedly helped parents "take staged photographs of their children engaged in particular sports", and in other instances used stock photos by "sometimes Photoshopping the face of the child on the athlete, and submitting it".

Court papers said a cooperating witness met with Ms Huffman and Macy at their Los Angeles home and explained to them that he "controlled" a testing centre and could have somebody secretly change her daughter's answers.

Huffman has been charged with felony conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, according to court paperwork filed Monday in federal court in MA.

Giannulli and Loughlin allegedly agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team, even though they did not participate in crew, the complaint said.

Gordon Caplan, co-chairman of NY law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, allegedly paid $75,000 to have his daughter's test grades fixed.

Other parents charged include Manuel Henriquez, chief executive of specialty finance lender Hercules Capital; Gordon Caplan, co-chairman of global law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Bill McGlashan Jr, who heads a buyout investment arm of private equity firm TPG Capital; and Douglas Hodge, former CEO of the investment management firm Pimco.

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