Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin Charged College Admission Scam – 40 people including famous Hollywood Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were charged in a $25 million college admissions cheating scam, according to court records revealed Tuesday.
Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin Charged College Admission Scam:
U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling said, “This case is about the widening corruption of elite college admissions through the steady application of wealth, combined with fraud,” and added, “There can be no separate college admission for wealthy, and I will add there will not be a separate criminal justice system either.”
The college admission scam was getting students admitted to elite universities as recruited athletes, regardless of their athletic abilities, and helping potential students cheat on their college exams to place into top colleges such as Yale, Georgetown, Stanford, University of Southern California, UCLA and the University of Texas by paying people to take tests for their children, test administrators to allow it to happen, and college coaches and administrators to identify the applicants as athletes.
Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin ran the charity, Key Worldwide Foundation, which received $25 million in total to guarantee the admissions, U.S. Prosecutors said parents paid an admissions consultant $25 million from 2011 through Feb. 2019 to bribe coaches and administrators.
Joseph Bonavolonta from the FBI Boston Field Office said Tuesday, “This is a case where they flaunted their wealth, sparing no expense to cheat to the system so they could set their children up for success with the best money can buy,”
According court documents, “Desperate Housewives” actress Huffman and “Full House” star Loughlin are among dozens of people charged in the college exam scheme. Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin and others are charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.