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Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman implicated in massive college entrance exam cheating scandal

Mar 12, 2019 by

    • Full House star Lori Loughlin and Oscar nominee Felicity Huffman are two of the 50 parents charged in a plot to get their children into elite schools 

 

    • Loughlin and her husband ‘agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team’

 

    • The two girls did not participate in crew, and Loughlin’s husband Mossimo Giannulli has also been charged in the scandal 

 

    • Huffman paid a $15,000 ‘charitable contribution ‘to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter’ 

 

    • She knowingly had an individual who was known to assist students or change their answers proctor her eldest daughter’s SAT exam according to documents

 

    • Huffman and her husband William H Macy had then planned to do this again later this month with their younger daughter 

 

  • She is charged with Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud  as are Loughlin and her husband

Three Hollywood stars have been implicated in a massive cheating scandal.

Full House star Lori Loughlin and Oscar nominee Felicity Huffman are two of the 50 parents 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.

Those charged either had someone take a college entrance exam in their child’s place or a proctor who assisted them; purported fake athletic achievements or involvement in a team sport; having a third party take classes in place of their child; and submitting falsified applications to universities.

Huffman has two daughters with husband William H. Macy including Sofia, who is 18, and 16-year old Georgia.

Loughlin and her designer husband Mossimo Giannulli also have two daughters: Olivia, 19, and Isabella, 20.

Macy was not charged but Giannulli was named alongside his wife in the papers.

Huffman, Loughlin and Giannulli are all charged with Conspiracy to Commit Mail Fraud.

Desperate housewife: Huffman paid a $15,000 ‘charitable contribution ‘to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter’ (Huffman and Macy with their daughters Georgia and Sofia at the Golden Globes)

‘Beginning in or about 2011, and continuing through the present, the defendants — principally individuals whose high-school age children were applying to college — conspired with others to use bribery and other forms of fraud to facilitate their children’s admission to colleges and universities in the District of Massachusetts and elsewhere, including Yale University, Stanford University, the University of Texas, the University of Southern California, and the University of Southern California — Los Angeles,’ stated the 200 page document that was filed on Tuesday.

Loughlin and Giannulli ‘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,’ according to the documents.

Huffman paid a $15,000 ‘charitable contribution ‘to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter,’ states the complaint.

‘Huffman later made arrangements to pursue the scheme a second time, for her younger daughter, before deciding not to do so,’ according to the documents.

The charging documents state that Huffman had the site where he daughter took the SATs moved from her own high school to a test center West Hollywood.

Her test was then administered by a proctor who had flown in from Tampa and told investigators that he ‘facilitated cheating, either by correcting the student’s answers after the test or by actively assisting the student during the exam.’

Source: Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman implicated in massive college entrance exam cheating scandal   | Daily Mail Online

 

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