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EntertainmentFelicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin Charged With Mail Fraud in Massive College Exam Scheme

19:06  12 march  2019
19:06  12 march  2019 Source:   theblast.com

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

Full House star Lori Loughlin and Oscar nominee Felicity Huffman are three of the many parents accused Huffman paid a ,000 'charitable contribution 'to participate in the college entrance exam cheating She is charged with Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud as are Loughlin and her husband.

Federal authorities announced indictments in massive college cheating scam. Those charged in the probe include nine coaches at elite schools, two SAT and ACT exam administrators, one exam proctor, a college administrator and 33 parents, including Huffman and Loughlin .

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Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were among the 40 people charged with possible mail fraud in a massive college entrance exam scheme.

An arrest warrant for the pair — and dozens of others — was issued on March 11 in Boston, Massachusetts for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

According to NBC News, the alleged scheme involved getting students admitted to elite colleges and helping potential students to cheat on their college entrance exams. The colleges in question included Georgetown University, Stanford University, UCLA, the University of San Diego, USC, University of Texas, Wake Forest, and Yale.

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

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

Federal prosecutors announced that they were charging dozens of people, including famous actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin , in an alleged scheme to help students get admitted to colleges under false pretenses on Tuesday. They are being charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud .

In the arrest warrant, Huffman and her husband, William H. Macy, allegedly “made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000 to KWF [a college prep company] to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her oldest daughter. Huffman later made arrangements to pursue the scheme a second time, for her younger daughter, before deciding not to do so.”

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The warrant claims that a cooperating witness, the founder of KWF, told Huffman and Macy “that he ‘controlled’ a testing center, and could arrange for a third party to purport to proctor their daughter’s SAT and secretly correct her answers afterwards. CW-1 has advised investigators that HUFFMAN and her spouse agreed to the plan.”

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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. 

Felicity Kendall Huffman (born December 9, 1962) is an American film, stage, and television actress. She is best known for her role as Lynette Scavo on the ABC TV series Desperate Housewives.

In the United States, mail and wire fraud is any fraudulent scheme to intentionally deprive another of property or honest services via mail or wire communication. It has been a federal crime in the United States since 1872.

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Eventually, Huffman’s daughter took the SATs and scored a 1420, an improvement of 400 points over her previous score, the documents claim.

According to the warrant, Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli allegedly “agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team-despite the fact that they did not participate in crew-thereby facilitating their admission to USC.”

In an interview with the “Zach Sang Show” that was posted earlier this week, Loughlin’s daughter, Olivia Jade, says that her parents made her go to college because they did not go. She also talked about other girls messaging her about how to get into college.

Watch: Lori Laughlin's daughter Olivia Jade detailed how her parents forced her into college

The warrant also includes transcripts of phone calls recorded by the FBI that shows Huffman and Loughlin, separately, discussing the plan with the cooperating witnesses.

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Felicity has said their meeting was 'love at first sight' - but claims she had to persuade Macy to go on their first date. He was certainly worth it,' she previously told the Daily Mail . The couple dated for at least 15 years before getting married in 1997, and have two children together. Lori Loughlin , 54

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Loughlin was recorded at one point saying, “So we– so we just– so we just have to say we made a donation to your foundation and that’s it, end of story.”

Huffman was recorded talking about her youngest daughter (who ultimately did go through with the scheme) where she expressed worry if her daughter’s SAT score went up too much.

“But I just didn’t know if it’d be odd for [the tutor] if we go, ‘Oh, she did this in– in March 9th, but she did so much better in May,'” Huffman said. “I don’t know if that’d be like– if [the tutor] would be like ‘Wow.'”

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