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Felicity Huffman & Lori Loughlin Charged in College Exam Cheating Scandal

Felicity Huffman & Lori Loughlin Charged in College Exam Cheating Scandal

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among a group of people who have been indicted for allegedly being involved in a college exam cheating scheme, NBC News reported on Tuesday (March 12).

The 56-year-old Desperate Housewives star and the 54-year-old Fuller House star are part of a group of “at least 40 people” charged in an entrance exam cheating scheme according to court documents unsealed in Boston, Mass.

According to the report, the scheme focused on getting students into colleges including Georgetown University, Stanford University, UCLA, the University of San Diego, USC, University of Texas, Wake Forest, and Yale as recruited athletes regardless of their athletic abilities, and helping students cheat on their college exams.

The actresses were charged with “conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud.”

The FBI reportedly recorded phone calls involving the celebrities and a cooperating witness. 44 people have been charged so far, according to the report.

The scheme was reportedly carried out by William Rick Singer, founder of a for-profit college preparation business. Parents paid 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 documents.

He also bribed administrators with cash and advised children to “extended time on the exams, including by having their children purport to have learning disabilities in order to obtain medical documentation.”

He was reportedly paid roughly $10,000 per test via money that was “often funneled through a charity account.”

Parents also reportedly paid Singer roughly $25 million to bribe coaches and university administrators to “designate their children as recruited athletes, or other favored admissions categories,” and in some cases, he created fake athletic “profiles” by making them appear to be highly successful high school athletes.

This story is still developing as the court documents continue to be reviewed.

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  • Casey C

    uh, what?!

  • Lila Fowler, Unicorn President

    Felicity has been arrested! This is wild!

  • Lila Fowler, Unicorn President

    Felicity has been arrested! This is wild!

  • Lila Fowler, Unicorn President

    Felicity has been arrested! This is wild!

  • mahbelle

    leftist libtards and cheaters.

  • mahbelle

    leftist libtards and cheaters.

  • mahbelle

    leftist libtards and cheaters.

  • HG

    Such a disgrace and embarrassment. And now their kids might be kicked out of school.

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 eternalfratboy

    Lol – Dumbasses

  • pppf

    Stupid old broads. So the takeaway is either celeb kids either become insta-models/celebs or their parents have to pay for them to get into college cause their too stupid to get into college on their own. Hating Hollyweird more and more.

  • Jamie

    I’m really surprised that these two would be involved with something like this. They actually seem down-to-earth (by celeb standards) and normal. I could see if it was Harvey Weinstein or Donald Trump. LOL

  • Danae

    Disgusting. Imagine being born with a silver spoon in your mouth, having to do nothing for your entire life, not taking up even a part-time job to appreciate the work that making money requires, and being too lazy to even pass your SATs with a decent result.
    Thinking about all the people that were not admitted because Hollywood offspring had to build their personas around being “Ivy-league educated”.

  • Adri562a90na

    This is kinda like SKY Castle! American stylez!

  • interesting

    Mothers can get intense with their children. But if a child has an LD like ADHD or anxiety, they are by law allowed to have more time on a test. They were conned to give money cause it’s a law.

  • FerCat

    So much effort just to be a Washington Intern.

  • Murray

    It would’ve been so much cheaper if they had only hired their daughters tutors.

  • Murray

    Are you saying all of these who participated in this are ALL Liberals????
    How did you come to this conclusion?

  • cuzjcacjo

    imagine all the parents and kids who don’t get caught. lovely to imagine that your doctor/dentist/lawyer was gifted their degree, isn’t it?

  • mahbelle

    I was referring to felicity and her husband.

  • MyName

    I think the accusation is that they would sometimes lie and offer phony medical reports stating that the particular child needed more time.
    MK Olsen had talked about receiving more time due to her ADHD so Lori Loughlin would have been aware. There isn’t any proof that the Olsens were involved in the scandal so please no one go there without confirmation.

  • interesting

    Test anxiety is a real thing. But if there was bribery going on, that is illegal. I have ADHD and a diagnosis but my issues don’t necessarily inhibit my ability to learn. I went to a college that was not conducive to people with ADHD and my grades were average. Then I went to a place for an MBA that was a flexible schedule and my grades were amazing and reflected my IQ.

    But why is Donald Trump Jr running his ignorant mouth? Anyway, I am not surprised at moms pulling strings.

  • interesting

    Test anxiety is a real thing. But if there was bribery going on, that is illegal. I have ADHD and a diagnosis but my issues don’t necessarily inhibit my ability to learn. I went to a college that was not conducive to people with ADHD and my grades were average. Then I went to a place for an MBA that was a flexible schedule and my grades were amazing and reflected my IQ.

    But why is Donald Trump Jr running his ignorant mouth? Anyway, I am not surprised at moms pulling strings.

  • MyName

    It is a real thing but there are accusations that some lied about having disorders.
    MK Olsen was also part of a rowing crew so LL would have had knowledge of that. Video of MK Olsen’s participation has been shown years ago so she didn’t lie which I just wanted to made clear considering that.

  • interesting

    Ok. Well, this will be be big. After the Atlanta Public Schools cheating, people are tired of this and want to make examples. I hope this can be worked out with less drama as possible. But I would research people making donations to colleges and universities when their children were accepted.
    I wish the moms all the best.

  • interesting

    I’ll be praying for everyone involved.

  • Anne

    expel the students NOW