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Dozens of actresses, executives charged in college admissions cheating scandal

Actress Lori Loughlin poses at the Women's Cancer Research Fund's An Unforgettable Evening on Tuesday Feb. 27 2018 in Beverly Hills Calif Dozens of actresses, executives charged in college admissions cheating scandal
Hannah Rogers | 13 March, 2019, 04:27

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among over 40 individuals who have been charged in connection with an alleged college entrance exam scheme. E!

They said fake athletic profiles were also made to make students look like strong high school athletes when they actually weren't.

Lori Loughlin said she's in "complete denial" about daughter Isabella Giannulli going away to college in a 2017 interview that surfaced Tuesday amid college scam bribe allegations against the actress.

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

Authorities said coaches in such sports as soccer, tennis and volleyball accepted bribes to put students on lists of recruited athletes, regardless of their ability or experience.

The court documents also revealed that a cooperating witness met with Huffman and her husband, actor William H. Macy, at their Los Angeles home and explained to them that he "controlled" a testing center and could have somebody secretly change her daughter's answers, according to AP. "Thereafter, the Giannullis agreed.to use bribes to facilitate her admission to USC as a recruited crew coxswain, even though she did not row competitively or otherwise participate in crew", prosecutors wrote in the indictment.

Celebrities: Actresses Loughlin and Felicity Huffman were named among the near-four dozen people implicated in the charges, Fox News reports.

Prosecutors said that on a call with one parent, Singer summed up his business thusly: "What we do is help the wealthiest families in the USA get their kids into school ... my families want a guarantee". "In this case, Ms. Huffman and Ms. Laughlin are alleged to have conspired to commit money laundering, mail, and wire fraud offenses".

Loughlin allegedly gave $500,000 to say her child was part of the rowing team, when that was not true, the indictment states.

Prosecutors said it was up to the universities what to do with students admitted through cheating.

"Some simply never showed up", he said.

Parents paid Singer between $15,000 and $75,000 per test for someone else to take the SAT or ACT exams in place of their college-aged sons or daughters, according to the court papers.

Prosecutors said Singer used the cash to bribe two people who administered the exams - Igor Dvorsiky, of Los Angeles, and Lisa "Niki" Williams, of Houston.

"I don't know how much of school I'm gonna attend", the 19-year-old YouTuber told her 2 million subscribers.

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