Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Massive college fraud scheme uncovered

CBS News, March 12, 2019; LAist.com; CC Liu, Ashley Wells (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

Hollywood actors Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin among 50 charged in college admissions scheme
The Massachusetts U.S. Attorney has announced "Operation Varsity Blues" -- criminal charges today (March 12) against 50 people allegedly involved in a college admissions scam. Authorities allege wealthy parents including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin paid bribes to falsify their children's records and enable cheating on the SAT and ACT exams.
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USC, UCLA officials among 50 charged in alleged college admissions bribery scheme
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Authorities allege that parents -- some of them famous Hollywood celebrities like Felicity Huffman and Target designer Mossimo -- paid about $25 million in bribes to get their kids into elite colleges between 2011 and last month for coaches and administrators to "designate their children as purported recruited athletes," among other corrupt "recruiting" actions. More

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