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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

Felicity Huffman Taken into Custody in Alleged College Admissions Scam

Felicity Huffman Taken into Custody in Alleged College Admissions Scam Felicity Huffman Taken into Custody in Alleged Admissions Scam

Federal officials have charged college coaches and 50 others, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin , in an admissions bribery case . Felicity Huffman released on bail after allegedly bribing to get kid into college as part of sweeping admissions scandal.

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. This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Felicity Huffman , Lori Loughlin indicted in case alleging bribery to get kids into colleges .

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.

Felicity Huffman Released On $250,000 Bond After Indictment In College Bribery Case

Felicity Huffman Released On $250,000 Bond After Indictment In College Bribery Case Felicity Huffman is free on bail following her arrest in a college bribery scheme. 

Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman have been indicted for allegedly bribing elite colleges to admit their You can’t lie and cheat to get ahead.” The FBI dubbed the investigation “Operation Varsity Blues.” “This case is about the widening corruption of elite college admission through the steady

How scam worked to get rich kids into college . Lori Loughlin , Felicity Huffman (Photo: Frazer Harrison, Getty Images). Here’s how they did it, according to hundreds of pages of court What to know: College coaches, celebrities indicted in largest-ever admissions bribery case at elite schools.

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.

Lori Loughlin Switches Social Media Accounts To ‘Private’ Following College Admissions Scandal

Lori Loughlin Switches Social Media Accounts To ‘Private’ Following College Admissions Scandal The “Full House” actress, 54, made some changes to her usually public social media accounts, both Twitter and Instagram, after being charged in the college admission scandal. 

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin : What do feds allege they did and what happens next? Big-buck bribes , lots of lies alleged by feds against Felicity The Giannullis also followed the same process for their younger daughter to get into USC, the affidavit says. More: Lori Loughlin wanted kids to have

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin Indicted in Alleged College Admissions Scam. ABC News reports that court documents alleged that Huffman “made a purported charitable contribution of ,000 … to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her eldest

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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Contributing: The Associated Press

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin indicted in case alleging bribery to get kids into colleges

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The woman went before a judge on Wednesday.

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