Dozens Charged With Conspiracy In College Admission Bribery Scheme

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Loughlin is famous as Aunt Becky on the beloved '90s sitcom Full House, and she's made numerous appearances on its Netflix revival series, Fuller House.

U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said the charity was used as a "front" for the scam.

College coaches, including one longtime Yale coach, and others have been charged in a sweeping admissions bribery case unsealed in federal court. According to Bloomberg, he earned an estimated $8.2 million in 2017. Along with the parents, coaches and administrators of college entrance exams were also arrested. "As the coaches knew, the students' athletic credentials had been fabricated". No students were charged.

College consultants were not exactly shocked by the allegations.

Prosecutors said Singer told one parent that he wanted to help the most privileged. "This was shopping for name-brand product and being willing to spend whatever it took".

A total of 33 parents and 13 coaches and associates of Singer's are involved in the scheme, the US attorney's office said. Prosecutors say parents paid "enormous sums" to guarantee their children's admission.

During his hearing at a Boston federal court on Tuesday, Singer pleaded guilty to four charges and admitted the allegations were true.

According to NBC News, the alleged scheme involved parents bribing coaches and administrators in order to secure their children's entrance into elite universities. The colleges themselves are not targets, Lelling said. Authorities were careful to say that the investigation targeted specific employees and that no schools were accused of wrongdoing. He did not elaborate. That made it easier to pull off the tampering, prosecutors said.

As part of this, the company created a fake profile of their younger daughter that "would present [her] falsely, as a crew coxswain for the L.A. Marina Club team".

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Other parents include the founder and chairman of a packaging company for the food and beverage industry who lives in Aspen, Colorado, and NY.

Huffman, known for playing Lynette Scavo on Desperate Housewives, is accused of paying $15,000, which she claimed as a charitable donation, to have her daughter's SAT answers changed, the Post reports.

"We are not talking about donating a building that will make it more likely for your child to get accepted, we're talking about deception and fraud", he said.

Colleges moved quickly to discipline the coaches and distance themselves from the scandal, portraying themselves as victims.

The coaches indicted include Texas men's tennis coach Michael Center, a sailing coach at Stanford, a women's soccer coach at Yale, a tennis coach at Georgetown, several USC coaches, and a men's soccer coach at UCLA. USC said it has fired Heinel and Vavic.

Huffman is an Emmy and Golden Globe victor, and an Oscar nominee for her role in Transamerica. She also starred in the TV show "Sports Night" and appeared in such films as "Reversal of Fortune", "Magnolia" and "The Spanish Prisoner".

Messages seeking comment have been left with representatives for Huffman and Loughlin.

Loughlin, a.k.a. Aunt Becky, apparently paid a total of $500,000 in exchange for having their daughters designated as crew recruits to USC, as evidence in emails from Loughlin.

"I'm absolutely responsible for it", he said in court.

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