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Hollywood actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are among 50
people charged in a $25 million college entrance exam cheating scheme,
according to court documents unsealed Tuesday.
The alleged scam focused on getting students admitted to elite
universities as recruited athletes, regardless of their athletic
abilities, and helping potential students cheat on their college exams,
according to the indictment unsealed in Boston.
Authorities said the FBI investigation, code-named Operation Varsity
Blues, uncovered a network of wealthy parents who paid thousands of
dollars to a California man who boosted their childrens' chances of
gaining entrance into elite colleges, such as Yale and Stanford, by
paying people to take tests for their children, bribing test
administrators to allow it to happen, and bribing college coaches and
administrators to identify the applicants as athletes.
"This case is about the widening corruption of elite college admissions
through the steady application of wealth, combined with fraud," said
U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling.
"There can be no separate college admission for wealthy, and I will add
there will not be a separate criminal justice system either."
After actressLori Loughlin
(https://pagesix.com/tag/lori-loughlin/)allegedlybribed her daughter’s way
college-admissions-cheating-scandal/), the “Full House” star’s teen
cashed in on her student status — despite admitting she was just going to
school to party.
Olivia Jade Giannulli in September last yearposted sponsored content on
Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn17xhEA4H_/)for Amazon Prime,
featuring a photo of her in her new dorm room at the University of Southern
California with the caption: “Officially a college student! It’s been a
few weeks since I moved into my dorm and I absolutely love it. I got
everything I needed from Amazon with @primestudent and had it all shipped to
me in just two-days.”
Court documents allege she and her husband, designer Mossimo 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.”
She paid half a million dollars to get her daughters into USC!? And got a
dorm room without A/C? Or a bathroom!?
Her video's up. She bought TWO Dyson fans!
about-the-stress-of-college-application-time), star ofDesperate Housewives,
was also indicted, and aspokeswoman for the FBI confirmed to ET that she was
arrested Tuesday morning without incident at her Los Angeles-area
home.Meanwhile, there is an arrest warrant out for Loughlin, who was out of
town and not at her house when authorities showed up. Huffman is scheduled to
appear at U.S. District Court in Los Angeles around 2 p.m. PT on Tuesday
Read the indictment here:
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