College Admissions Scandal Rocks Hollywood & Elite

Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman arrested on bribery charges

Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy Credit: Albert L. Ortega/Getty
Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy Credit: Albert L. Ortega/Getty

Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are at the center of a college admissions pay-to-play scandal that has rocked Hollywood and the elite. The two were brought up on bribery charges after it’s revealed that they both supposedly participated in an ornate, massive scam that involved parents bribing their kids’ way into the college of their choice.

The actresses are just a couple of many that have been charged. The scheme includes up to 50 people, parents, athletic coaches and is being described as ‘the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted’ by DOJ.

And we’re talking big bucks – and names, such as Yale, Stanford and other high-brow institutions.

Lori Loughlin allegedly paid $500,000 to get her daughter into USC has reportedly deleted all of her social media and will be turning herself in to authorities soon.

Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, wife of William H. Macy, are among 50 people charged in massive college entrance exam cheating scandal in which parents paid up to $6M in bribes to get their kids into elite schools. Macy himself has not been charged. Police arrested Mrs. Huffman on Monday and took her into federal custody.

A snip from Daily Mail:

Full House star Lori Loughlin and Oscar nominee Felicity Huffman are two of the 50 parents and coaches charged in a plot to get their children into schools including Georgetown, Stanford, UCLA, University of San Diego, USC, University of Texas, Wake Forest, and Yale.

The scheme was uncovered by the FBI and federal prosecutors in Boston, and involved parents paying bribes of up to $6 million to get their children into these elite schools.

In many instances, the children were unaware that their parents had paid these bribes, according to federal documents.

The gigantic scandal is still unfolding and has been all day. Officials held a press conference today after the news broke:

The fiasco has also taken social media by storm. Let’s take a peek at what some have to say.

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