Dozens of actresses, executives charged in college admissions cheating scandal

Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman Charged in College Admission Scam

The plot allegedly involved parents paying bribes of up to $6 million, ABC News reported, in order to get their children into elite schools. Since 2011, Singer has allegedly also been bribing coaches and university administrators to falsely designate applicants as potential athlete recruits or assign them other preferential designations that improve their chances of acceptance.

Of the other defendants, several are sports coaches or administrators at the University of Southern California, UCLA and Yale and Wake Forest universities.

Authorities said parents paid the founder of the Edge College & Career Network approximately 25 million dollars to get their children into college.

Huffman, specifically, alleged made a $15,000 donation for her oldest daughter, considered "pursuing the scheme" a second time before "deciding not to do so".

The California businessman at the heart of the sweeping college admissions bribery case ran a two-pronged scheme to get students admitted into the nation's top schools, authorities revealed Tuesday.

"Singer worked with the parents to fabricate impressive athletic profiles for their kids", Lelling said, adding that in some cases students faces were placed, using the image editing program Photoshop, onto the bodies of athletes.

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College coaches were also allegedly bribed to label applicants as athletic recruits. "Why is everything so weird now", another person said.

Nine current or former college coaches are among the 50 people indicted in a nationwide college admissions scandal, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday in Boston.

Federal officials said they have recorded phone calls in which Huffman, who is best known for starring in the ABC hit show "Desperate Housewives", and Loughlin, who is known for her role on ABC's classic "Full House", discuss the scheme.

Papers say a cooperating witness met with Huffman and her husband, actor William H. Macy, at their Los Angeles home and explained the scam to them.

This story is still developing as the court documents continue to be reviewed. Huffman allegedly paid $15,000 for her oldest daughter and began the process for her second child but ultimately abandoned the plan because she was anxious a fixed score would "set off alarm bells".

Wealthy parents paid Singer up to $75,000 for "someone to take the test for their child or correct the exam afterward", Lelling said.

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