Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin Among Dozens Charged In Nationwide College Admissions Scheme

Harkness Tower on the campus of Yale University in New Haven Conn

Most of the schools are private but accept federal funding and are bound by federal education rules.

Lockwood met the "ringleader" behind the bribery scandal, William Rick Singer, and said Singer would talk about his "side-door" to get students into schools. Singer outlined the entire scheme and secretly recorded calls with parents who allegedly paid him thousands of dollars to gain their children admission to elite colleges.

Arrest warrants were issued Tuesday for 39 parents, including Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, and actress Felicity Huffman. She later appeared in court with 10 other suspects.

Loughlin and husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are accused of paying $500,000 to USC in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the college's crew team, though they did not row crew. The actress is famously married to Emmy-winning actor William H. Macy, and many people are now asking why he didn't get charged like his wife did. A source told ABC that Loughlin was in Canada filming a Hallmark Channel Original Movie.

"How this works out for Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin, and the others, depends very much on whether or not their lawyers can get ahead of this prosecution..."

"No tactical teams were used but all Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are armed and, depending on the circumstances, may draw their weapons as a precautionary measure during the execution of any warrant".

Toldson joined a chorus of people pointing out the rot exposed by the scheme.

Loughlin gained fame for her role as the wholesome Aunt Becky in the 1990s sitcom "Full House".

50 people were arrested, including 13 college coaches, for taking part in a scheme where wealthy parents paid exorbitant bribes to secure spots for their unqualified children in elite schools that included Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, UCLA, University of Southern California and Wake Forest.

Court papers say Singer also noted during the June 15, 2018, conversation that with the institutional-advancement strategy, "there's no guarantee - they're just gonna give you a second look". He was the school's director of college entrance exam preparation.

He was charged Tuesday along with almost 50 other people and faces conspiracy to commit mail fraud and money laundering counts. The consultant also hired ringers to take college entrance exams, and paid off insiders at testing centers to alter students' scores.

IMG Academy bills itself as the world's largest sports academy.

The University of Texas fired men's tennis coach Michael Center on Wednesday, a day after federal officials unveiled documents accusing Center of taking up to almost $100,000 to get a student into school by listing him as a tennis recruit.

The actress appeared emotionally drained as she was photographed leaving a Downtown Los Angeles courthouse late Tuesday flanked by officers.

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