Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin indicted in alleged Ivy League college admissions scheme


As The Daily Wire previously reported, Huffman and almost 50 other people, including fellow actress Lori Loughlin and many high-profile CEOs, were charged for allegedly bribing officials at various colleges and cheating on entrance exams to get their kids into the schools.

US Attorney Andrew Lelling said, "Wealthy parents paid Singer about $25 million in total to guarantee their children's admission to elite schools, including Yale, Georgetown, Stanford, the University of Southern California, the University of Texas".

At the heart of this case is parents.

Others arrested include two SAT/ACT administrators, an exam proctor, nine coaches at elite schools, one college administrator and 33 parents, according to USA attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling.

She is scheduled to reappear in court March 29 in Boston.

Indeed, Loughlin's daughter, Olivia Giannulli, made headlines past year when she bragged on YouTube that she was going to college to party and likely would not have much time for classes.

None of the universities or the companies who run the tests were implicated, and none of the students involved were charged.

During a press conference on Tuesday, Lelling said the college admissions scam is a nationwide scheme, but there were several connections to the Boston area.

"For every student admitted through fraud", Lelling said, "an honest, genuinely talented student was rejected".

"There can be no separate college admission system for the wealthy, and, I'll add, there will not be a separate criminal justice system, either".

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Numerous children were unaware of their parents' activities.

Even legally, wealth plays a role.

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

The actresses allegedly paid money to get their children into elite universities. "But it's just my opinion, and we'll see what she wants to do, what Felicity thinks and how the chips fall".

Huffman and her husband, actor William H. Macy, who has not been charged, had arranged to do the same for their younger daughter but then allegedly deciding not to. Macy was not charged, but authorities did not say why.

Gordon Caplan, co-chairman of NY law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, allegedly paid $75,000 to have his daughter's test grades fixed.

The alleged masterminds of scam and parents who paid into it could all face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

According to CNN, Loughlin is now on her way to Los Angeles, where she plans to surrender to authorities.

John Vandemoer, a former Stanford University sailing coach who worked with Singer, also pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy.

"The rest of us struggle while the rich continue to take advantage of us", Wendy said at the top of her show.