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Felicity Huffman Released from Custody on $250K Bond Amid College Admissions Scam

14 March 2019

Several colleges have already released their statements claiming they were "victims" of the bribery scheme, Fox News reported earlier.

Among the alleged offences: six-figure bribes paid to college athletic coaches to vouch for applicants who may not have even competed in those sports, the use of stand-ins to take the all-important SAT and ACT entrance exams, and payments directed to test administrators to correct answers before submission.

Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among some 50 people charged in the massive scam to cheat on admission to elite USA universities that involved bribes, fraudulent test scores and even fake photographs. He could not be reached for immediate comment.

Prosecutors said that parents paid Singer big money from 2011 up until just last month to bribe coaches and administrators to falsely make their children look like star athletes to boost their chances of getting accepted.

At least nine athletic coaches and 33 parents were charged.

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"These parents are a catalog of wealth and privilege", U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said at a news conference in Boston, where the indictments in the scandal were handed up. Macy was not charged; authorities did not say why.

A former Yale soccer coach reportedly pleaded guilty and helped build the case against others.

Wendy said Lori and her husband are supposedly the worst of the bunch and questioned what would happen to her rebooted series, Fuller House.

The two are among 50 people charged for taking part in the largest such scam in USA history, which the scheme's mastermind said in court documents steered some 800 students into elite universities including Yale, Georgetown and Stanford by cheating the admissions process.

"Crown Media Family Networks is aware of the situation and monitoring developments as they arise", the Hallmark parent company said. None of the schools or the students have been charged in the case.

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Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer on Tuesday pleaded guilty in Boston. Several of the colleges involved made no mention of taking any action against the students.

Meanwhile, Huffman has been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

Many other cases involved photo fraud, according to Lelling.

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

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Felicity Huffman Released from Custody on $250K Bond Amid College Admissions Scam