TV Stars and Coaches Charged in College Bribery Scheme

TV Stars and Coaches Charged in College Bribery Scheme

TV Stars and Coaches Charged in College Bribery Scheme

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

Dozens of people, including prominent celebrities, are facing charges in connection with a nationwide college admissions cheating scandal. The alleged involvement of actress Lori Loughlin, who has played the Full House character since 1988, in a college admissions scandal has fans coming for the fictional character.

Full House star Lori Loughlin and Golden Globe victor Felicity Huffman are charged with mail fraud in a shocking college admission scandal.

Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were charged along with almost 50 other people Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents bribed college coaches and insiders at testing centres to help get their children into some of the most elite schools in the country, federal prosecutors said. Athletic coaches from Yale, Stanford, USC, Wake Forest, and Georgetown (among others) are also implicated, per the documents, as well as parents and exam administrators.

Huffman, the complaint said, made a $15,000 charitable donation "to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her oldest daughter".

As for Loughlin, she and her husband allegedly agreed to bribes totalling an eye-popping $500,000 to have their two daughters pretend they were recruits to the USC crew team. Authorities said parents paid the founder of the Edge College & Career Network approximately $25 million to get their children into college.

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

One user shared a throwback snip that showed Bob Saget and Dave Coulier in drag and said: 'Aunt Becky: "Hey USC, meet my two daughters who are prized recruits".

"I think I'm in complete denial, I really am because when I think about it too much it will make me cry so I gotta stop", Loughlin said of her daughter leaving for college in the 2017 interview.

In the operation, federal agents secretly recorded Huffman, an Emmy-award winning actor best known for her role on Desperate Housewives, as she spoke on the phone with a cooperating witness.

ABC reports officials have emails from Loughlin as evidence.

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