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EntertainmentFelicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin indicted in case alleging bribery to get kids into colleges

18:04  12 march  2019
18:04  12 march  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Full House star Lori Loughlin and Oscar nominee Felicity Huffman are two of the 50 parents charged in a plot to get their children into elite schools. Loughlin and her husband 'agreed to pay bribes totaling 0,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew

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Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin indicted in case alleging bribery to get kids into colleges© Provided by USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc. Felicity Huffman on Feb. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles.

Federal authorities charged college coaches and others, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, in a sweeping admissions bribery case in federal court Tuesday.

The racketeering conspiracy charges were unsealed Tuesday against the coaches at elite schools including Wake Forest University, Georgetown and the University of Southern California.

Authorities say the coaches accepted bribes in exchange for admitting students as athletes, regardless of their ability.

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Hollywood actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are among at least 40 people charged in a large-scale college entrance exam cheating scheme, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday. The alleged scheme focused on getting students admitted to elite universities as recruited athletes

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According court documents, "Desperate Housewives" actress Huffman and "Full House" star Loughlin are among dozens of people charged in the college exam scheme. They are charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

In addition, Loughlin's husband, Mossimo Giannulli, also is on the list. Huffman's husband, actor William H. Macy, is not.

USA TODAY has reached out to reps for Huffman and Loughlin for comment.

According to the documents, those charged include chief executives and other prominent people arrested in a nationwide college admissions cheating scam.

Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin indicted in case alleging bribery to get kids into colleges© Frazer Harrison, Getty Images Lori Loughlin on Feb. 28, 2019.

Prosecutors say parents paid an admissions consultant $25 million from 2011 through Feb. 2019 to bribe coaches and administrators to label their children as recruited athletes to boost their chances of getting into schools.

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

Authorities say the consulting company also bribed administrators of college entrance exams to allow a Florida man to take the tests on behalf of students or replace their answers with his.

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OTTAWA - The international economic group that oversees a global anti-bribery convention says it's monitoring the allegations that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau interfered in a criminal prosecution against SNC-Lavalin. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development says it is concerned by accusations that Trudeau and staff in his office tried to persuade former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould to let the Quebec engineering giant negotiate a remediation agreement rather than pursue the firm on criminal charges of bribery and fraud. SNC-Lavalin is accused of bribing Libyan officials to win a $58-million contract to restore a water pipeline.

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