FBI Charges Actress Felicity Huffman and Others in College Admission Scam
The FBI has charged actresses, Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin with fraud for taking part in an alleged college admission cheating scandal.
The actresses are just two of the dozens of wealthy parents and college prep administrators who have been charged in a nationwide fraud scheme attempting to get students into distinguished colleges.
According to cnn.com., federal indictments were handed down to 50 individuals who allegedly took part in the college admission fraud. The parents were charged with doling out large sums of money to a college prep company to take tests on behalf of the students. That same company allegedly paid off elite college coaches to help get the students admitted as recruited athletes with no regard to their actual abilities.
FBI agents told CNN that the parents spent anywhere from $200,000 to $6.5 million to ensure their child was guaranteed admission. Arrested in the indictments were two testing administrators, one exam proctor, nine elite college coaches, one college administrator, and 33 parents including actress, Lori Loughlin. The FBI investigation involved arrests in 6 states and was ongoing from 2011 to 2019