Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among at least 40 people indicted by the FBI and US attorney’s office in Boston over an alleged college admissions scandal.
Dozens, including parents are accused of having their children recruited to elite universities as Division 1 athletes regardless of athletic abilities.
According to Business Insider, university coaches allegedly aided those parents in the deception. Schools named in unsealed court documents reportedly include Georgetown, Stanford, University of California, Los Angeles, Yale, University of Texas, University of Southern California and Wake Forest.
The NY post also reported that, Loughlin, and her husband “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,” court documents said.
Authorities say they have emails from Loughlin to prove their charges.
The consulting firm is also accused of bribing administrators of college entrance exams to allow a Florida man to take the tests on behalf of students or replace their answers with his.
UPDATE: – [Fox News]
Actress Lori Loughlin was expected to surrender Wednesday to face charges in connection with a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal involving wealthy individuals and celebrities who allegedly paid millions and carried out fraud to place their children in elite universities.
Federal law enforcement officials went to Loughlin’s home in Los Angeles on Tuesday, but she was working in Vancouver, Canada, according to TMZ.
Loughlin has made arrangements to surrender when she returns to Los Angeles, TMZ, the celebrity news site, reported.