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17:33  12 march  2019
17:33  12 march  2019 Source:   ap.org

'Full House' fans express shock as Lori Loughlin is indicted in college admissions bribery case

'Full House' fans express shock as Lori Loughlin is indicted in college admissions bribery case After Lori Loughlin's name was revealed as part of an admissions bribery case, "Full House" fans have been responding to the news on social media. "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman was also indicted, but Loughlin's "Full House" character Aunt Becky appeared to get even more attention on Twitter. © Frazer Harrison, Getty Images Lori Loughlin on Feb. 28, 2019. "I can't stop laughing at how Lori Loughllin is implicated in a federal mail fraud scandal and the thing that's trending is 'Aunt Becky,' " one person tweeted.

Federal authorities have charged college coaches and others in a sweeping admissions bribery case in federal court. Prosecutors said parents paid an admissions consultant from 2011 through last month to bribe coaches and administrators to falsely make their children look like star athletes to

They include Hollywood actresses, business leaders and elite college coaches .CreditCreditSteven Senne/Associated Press. Federal authorities say dozens of individuals were involved in a nationwide bribery and fraud scheme to help students gain admission to elite colleges and universities.

College coaches, others indicted in admissions bribery case © The Associated Press FILE - In this July 10, 2013, file photo, prospective students tour Georgetown University's campus in Washington. Federal authorities have charged college coaches and others in a sweeping admissions bribery case in federal court. The racketeering conspiracy charges were unsealed Tuesday, March 12, 2019, against the coaches at schools including Georgetown, Wake Forest University and the University of Southern California. Authorities say the coaches accepted bribes in exchange for admitting students as athletes, regardless of their ability. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

BOSTON — College coaches and others have been charged in a sweeping admissions bribery case unsealed in federal court.

Every Coach Charged in the FBI's College Admission Recruiting, Bribery Scandal

Every Coach Charged in the FBI's College Admission Recruiting, Bribery Scandal Every Coach Charged in the FBI's College Admission Recruiting, Bribery Scandal

nearly 50 other people on Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents bribed college coaches and insiders at testing centers to help get their children US Attorney Andrew Lelling, who announced the 25 million US dollar federal bribery case , said it is the biggest college admissions scam ever

(12 Mar 2019) College coaches and others have been charged in a sweeping admissions bribery case unsealed in federal court. The racketeering conspiracy

The racketeering conspiracy charges unveiled Tuesday were brought against the coaches at 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.

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

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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Two More Parents Are Indicted in College Admissions Scandal.
A couple arrested this month for paying bribes to get their son into an elite college were indicted in Boston, becoming the second and third parents to be accused by a federal grand jury in a wide-ranging admissions scandal. Gregory and Amy Colburn allegedly conspired to commit wire fraud and launder money by paying college admissions counselor William Rick Singer, the plot’s ringleader, to have a proctor correct their son’s answers on the SAT college entrance exam. One other parent, David Sidoo, was previously indicted for paying $100,000 for a surrogate to take his son’s test. He has pleaded not guilty.

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