Hollywood actresses among 40 charged with over USA college fraud scheme


According to the New York Post, so far more than 40 people have been indicted in the scam that allegedly allowed their spawn to pose as student-athletes to get into Georgetown, Stanford, Wake Forest University, UCLA and Yale.

Loughlin was charged alongside fellow actress Felicity Huffman and dozens of other individuals on Tuesday as the Department of Justice announced a bust in what they're calling the "largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted".

One former Georgetown University tennis coach, Gordon Ernst, is listed as a defendant. Meredith, authorities say, accepted bribes to bring Yale applicants onto the team "regardless of their athletic ability".

The actresses were charged with "conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud".

The couple first got involved with the scheme in 2016 with their daughter Isabella, who appeared in the 2017 interview and discussed her hopes to study acting at the prestigious California school.

While Huffman paid $15,000 as a "purported charitable contribution...to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter", the charging documents read, Loughlin "agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000".

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Prosecutors said parents paid an admissions consultant from 2011 through last month to bribe coaches and administrators to label their children as recruited athletes, to alter test scores and to have others take online classes to boost their children's chances of getting into schools. The scandal is that these parents paid substantial bribes to admissions officers and varsity coaches to get their children admitted to schools under the pretense these children were athletic recruits.

It's alleged that she arranged to use the scheme again for her younger daughter, but decided against it. The FBI says it has recorded phone calls with Huffman discussing the deals with a witness.

The California man allegedly steered the cashola to either an SAT or an ACT administrator.

Twitter has become one big joke involving Aunt Becky, and the news hasn't even been public that long.

The juicy tidbits and details surrounding the arrests and charges of the women have garnered an array of colorful commentary, with most people poking fun at all the trouble the actresses went through.