Thursday, 21 March, 2019

The Stars Behind College Admissions Scandal Are Getting Roasted By Fellow Celebs

Lori Loughlin When Calls the Heart Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin indicted in alleged Ivy League college admissions scheme
Freda Brock | 14 March, 2019, 06:56

William "Rick" Singer, 58, has been charged with operating a racketeering scheme through his business Edge College & Career Network, which serviced an array of rich people like Hollywood celebrities and CEOs.

Standing before the judge, Huffman made it clear she understood the charges before her.

Fuller House star Lori Loughlin is among the defendants. Giannulli was released on a $1 million bond.

They ordered her to come out and surrender.

Prosecutors said that on a call with one parent, Singer summed up his business thusly: "What we do is help the wealthiest families in the USA get their kids into school ... my families want a guarantee".

The largest college admissions fraud scam unearthed in U.S. history was run out of a small college preparation company in Newport Beach, California, that relied on bribes, phoney test takers and even doctored photos depicting non-athletic applicants as elite competitors to land college slots for the offspring of rich parents, prosecutors said.

Full House actress Lori Loughlin was taken into custody in the United States on Wednesday (Thursday NZT) in a sweeping college admissions corruption scandal.

North Korea election sees 99.99 percent turnout
He continued, "The current sanctions and other measures have not reached the level necessary to compel the shift we seek". Biegun also said that North Korea's chemical and biological weapons "would be unacceptable" at the Carnegie conference.

The court documents also revealed that a cooperating witness met with Huffman and her husband, actor William H. Macy, at their Los Angeles home and explained to them that he "controlled" a testing center and could have somebody secretly change her daughter's answers, according to AP.

Dozens, including Huffman, the Emmy-winning star of ABC Studio's Desperate Housewives, were arrested by midday on Tuesday. She has lately become the queen of the Hallmark Channel with her holiday movies and the series "When Calls the Heart".

Those involved could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

"This case is about the widening corruption of elite college admissions through the steady application of wealth combined with fraud", Lelling said Tuesday.

The coaches worked at schools such as Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, Wake Forest, the University of Texas, the University of Southern California and the University of California at Los Angeles.

Lelling said the investigation is continuing and authorities believe other parents were involved.

"I was essentially buying or bribing the coaches for a spot", Singer said as he pleaded guilty to charges including racketeering, money laundering and obstruction of justice. The IRS is also investigating, since some parents allegedly disguised the bribes as charitable donations. Stanford fired the sailing coach, and USC dropped its water polo coach and an athletic administrator.

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