Dozens Charged In College Admissions Cheating Scheme

Headline Roundup March 13th, 2019

Federal prosecutors have charged dozens, including celebrity parents and coaches, in college entrance bribery scheme.

Dozens Charged In College Admissions Cheating Scheme

From the Left
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The ringleader behind a $25 million college admission scam that implicated dozens of people, including Hollywood actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, said he has worked with more than 750 families.

William Rick Singer, who pleaded guilty Tuesday in a Boston federal court to racketeering, money laundering, conspiracy and obstruction of justice charges, said in a phone conversation recorded by the FBI that he helps "the wealthiest families in the U.S. get their kids into school."

Singer said he facilitated 761 "side doors" to admission.

"They want guarantees, they want...

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"Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman and “Full House” alum Lori Loughlin were allegedly among the 50 charged in what is said to be the biggest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the U.S. Justice Department — but the star-studded suspects aren't the only details that have intrigued the public.

Bizarre details from a nearly 270-page complaint started to trickle out Tuesday, sparking a variety of reactions online.

California resident William Rick Singer was pinpointed as the "ringleader" of the scandal, allegedly helping wealthy parents get their children admitted to some...

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Charges involve cheating on college entrance exams, efforts to bribe coaches; actresses Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin among those indicted.

Federal prosecutors charged dozens of wealthy parents—including prominent law and business figures and two Hollywood actresses—with using bribes, bogus entrance-exam scores and faked athletic achievements to get their children admitted to elite colleges.

One New York law-firm co-chairman allegedly paid $75,000 to an admissions consultant so his daughter could fly to Los Angeles and take the ACT in a private room last December, accompanied by a proctor who had been paid...

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