Felicity Huffman surrenders passport following court appearance in alleged college bribery scheme

Meghan Mc Cain Rips Lori Loughlin's Husband Amid College Admissions Scam Scandal

Huffman (of "Desperate Housewives" fame) and Loughlin (Aunt Becky from "Full House") were among the 33 parents indicted on Tuesday by the Department of Justice in what was dubbed 'Operation Varsity Blues.' It is the largest college cheating scheme ever prosecuted by the DOJ. That tip then led to a sprawling, nationwide probe in which 50 parents and coaches have been charged.

In some cases, Singer's associates created fake athletic "profiles" in an effort to improve the students chances of getting accepted by making them appear to be highly successful high school athletes.

That, and a few hundred thousand dollars. Huffman posted a $250,000 bond after an appearance in federal court in Los Angeles. Her husband, actor William H. Macy, is referred to in the indictment but has not been charged with any crime. She was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud.

Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were charged along with almost 50 other people Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents bribed college coaches and insiders at testing centers to get their children into some of the most elite schools in the country, federal prosecutors said.

The Oscar-nominated actress was seen inside the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building in Los Angeles, after she was taken into custody on Tuesday.

Singer facilitated the cheating by advising students to seek "extended time on the exams, including by having their children purport to have learning disabilities in order to obtain medical documentation that ACT", the indictment says.

He went on: "For every student admitted through fraud, an honest, genuinely talented student was rejected".

Reports indicate that Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo founder Mossimo Giannulli, allegedly paid $500,000 so that their daughters would be "designated as recruits for the crew team" at the University of Southern California, according to TMZ.

Huffman is accused of paying $US15,000 ($21,175) - disguised as a charitable donation - to the Key Worldwide Foundation so her oldest daughter could participate in the scam.

John Vandemoor, a former Stanford University sailing coach who worked with Singer, also pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy. Singer, who is now cooperating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, "advised Huffman and her spouse that he "controlled" a testing center, and could arrange for a third party to purport to proctor their daughter's sat and secretly correct her answers afterwards", according to authorities.

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