Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are at the center of a college admissions pay-to-play scandal that has rocked Hollywood and the elite. The two were brought up on bribery charges after it’s revealed that they both supposedly participated in an ornate, massive scam that involved parents bribing their kids’ way into the college of their choice.
The actresses are just a couple of many that have been charged. The scheme includes up to 50 people, parents, athletic coaches and is being described as ‘the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted’ by DOJ.
And we’re talking big bucks – and names, such as Yale, Stanford and other high-brow institutions.
Lori Loughlin allegedly paid $500,000 to get her daughter into USC has reportedly deleted all of her social media and will be turning herself in to authorities soon.
Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, wife of William H. Macy, are among 50 people charged in massive college entrance exam cheating scandal in which parents paid up to $6M in bribes to get their kids into elite schools. Macy himself has not been charged. Police arrested Mrs. Huffman on Monday and took her into federal custody.
A snip from Daily Mail:
Full House star Lori Loughlin and Oscar nominee Felicity Huffman are two of the 50 parents and coaches charged in a plot to get their children into schools including Georgetown, Stanford, UCLA, University of San Diego, USC, University of Texas, Wake Forest, and Yale.
The scheme was uncovered by the FBI and federal prosecutors in Boston, and involved parents paying bribes of up to $6 million to get their children into these elite schools.
In many instances, the children were unaware that their parents had paid these bribes, according to federal documents.
The gigantic scandal is still unfolding and has been all day. Officials held a press conference today after the news broke:
The fiasco has also taken social media by storm. Let’s take a peek at what some have to say.
— trin ceanora, MPH (@waxinematers) March 12, 2019
Wow. Do you know how dumb and waste of skin your kids have to be that you have to bribe coaches $500K, get someone to take ACT and SAT and create fake sports profiles for them to get into college…that's embarrassing. And I bet they'd do it again.
— You Don't Have To Agree (@Kierstyn_Epic) March 12, 2019
uhm it’s called earning a degree for a reason – let’s not demean millions of students’ hard work to get into college just because your kids are too entitled to go through the college process like a normal person
— angela (@flanagasteyer) March 12, 2019
I understand the drive to get your kids the best education. I am also a parent, however playing the system via felonies fraud cheating & bribery is deplorable.
— Jeannie Hartley (@Jeannie_Hartley) March 12, 2019
@FelicityHuffman oh snap, you really didn't believe in your kid. Bribing bad.
— Lisa Rene de Cotret (@LUsakov) March 12, 2019
Here's my thoughts on the #FelicityHuffman #LoriLoughlin "scandal" – 1) this has been going on for YEARS long before these two women become mothers and will continue long after. It's what happens when you say these colleges are the only good ones and the rest are shit.
— Jeffrey Shain (@YoureSoShain) March 12, 2019
This breaks my heart – “For Every student admitted through fraud – an honest and generally talented student was rejected” —- Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin among 50 snared in elite college cheating scam, authorities say https://t.co/lSJS1jlHu8 #FoxNews
— Angie Svoboda (@AngieSvoboda) March 12, 2019
Part of their punishment should be to pay off the student loan debt of students who actually put in the time & work to get into the schools they bribed their kids into. #loriloughlin #FelicityHuffman #auntbecky https://t.co/L2Kv123lwd
— LaToya Jordan (@latoyadjordan) March 12, 2019
— r . valle (@rvalle_) March 12, 2019
. With all this news about @FelicityHuffman and #LoriLoughlin, it’s apparent that they need someone to help them get out from under the cloud of cheating to get ahead. Maybe @senwarren can help them out? She did it for 30 years and nothing bad happened to her.
— Scott (@Scottmlleroc) March 12, 2019
— Glorimar (@GloriBMe379) March 12, 2019
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