Actor Felicity Huffman departs an initial hearing for defendants in a racketeering case involving the allegedly fraudulent admission of children to elite universities, at the USA federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles.
Others charged included actresses Lori Loughlin, known for her role on "Full House", and Felicity Huffman, an Emmy Award victor who is known for her role on "Desperate Housewives".
- Between 2011-2018 prosecutors allege parents paid the consultant $25 million to bribe coaches and college administrators to designate their children as student athletes or member of other groups given favored admission status. In a statement, Yale said it has been the victim of a crime by its women's soccer coach, who is no longer at the university, and that the university is cooperating with authorities.
The narrative of the investigation, outlined in court records and by several people familiar with the case, sheds light on its Boston roots, its unlikely origin, and its national scope. Loughlin was not arrested because she was in Canada. "For every student admitted through fraud, an honest, hard-working student was rejected".
University of Texas tennis coach Michael Center was sacked on Wednesday after being charged in the Justice Department's investigation into a bribery scheme to get students into elite colleges.
"I studied a couple days, but it's not fair a student not studying at all and having somebody else go in and taking it for them", said Suliman. The parents could write off both the donation to the school and to the charity on their taxes, Singer said.More news: Lions Reportedly Pursuing Free Agent Tyrann Mathieu
William "Rick" Singer was the mastermind behind the scheme, and parents paid between $15,000 and $75,000 to inflate or fake SAT scores.
Henriquez and his wife Elizabeth, 56, are accused of participating in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on four separate occasions for their two daughters. Macy was not charged, although authorities did not say why. He took her participation as an artist and changed it to soccer, even creating a false online profile that made her the co-captain of a "prominent club soccer team from Southern California", according to a federal indictment.
Gordon Caplan, co-chairman of NY law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, allegedly paid $75 000 to have his daughter's test grades fixed.
The college admissions scam is sparking outrage as fears grow that the scandal may only be the beginning. "And I got him in the school, you know, and then he - then he withdrew from the team", Center allegedly told Singer when asked if he remembered what he'd done last time. Since the Ivy League does not provide athletic scholarships, it is worth no money, just access to the school.
Coaches, including the women's soccer coach at Yale University and the sailing coach at Stanford University, took between $200 000 and $400 000 to accept the students onto their teams.