Actresses Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin among those indicted in admissions bribery scam

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Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are reportedly among a number of people indicted in a massive admissions bribery case. 

The racketeering conspiracy charges were unsealed Tuesday against the coaches at schools including Wake Forest University, Georgetown and the University of Southern California.

According to TMZ, court records show Huffman, Loughlin, and others paid bribes as much as $6 million to get their children into various colleges. 

TMZ reports Huffman and her husband, William H. Macy, reportedly made a contribution of $15,000 to participate in a college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of their eldest daughter. 

It’s reported that Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, reportedly paid $500,000 to have their two daughters designated as recruits for the crew team at USC. 

The massive scam was revealed after authorities reportedly discovered a California businessman in charge of an operation helping students get into their college of choice.

Authorities say the coaches accepted bribes in exchange for admitting students as athletes, regardless of their ability.

Prosecutors say parents paid an admissions consultant $25 million from 2011 through Feb. 2019 to bribe coaches and administrators to label their children as recruited athletes to boost their chances of getting into schools.

Prosecutors allege that fake athletic profiles were also made to make students look like strong high school athletes when they actually weren’t.

Authorities say the consulting company also bribed administrators of college entrance exams to allow a Florida man to take the tests on behalf of students or replace their answers with his.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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