College Admissions Scandal Takes Down Hollywood Celebrities, CEOs and More
It’s a big story everyone is talking about this morning, dozens of parents charged in connection with a college admissions scandal.
So far 50 people have been charged. It’s the biggest crackdown on college admissions cheating ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice.
The feds say rich and powerful parents paid up to $6.5 million to get their kids into elite schools.
Among them: TV stars Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman. Huffman accused of paying $15k for someone to secretly change the wrong answers on her daughter’s SAT exam.
Loughlin and her husband allegedly agreed to pay $500k for both their daughters to be recruited to the University of Southern California’s rowing team though neither girl played the sport.
The scam’s ringleader William singer allegedly worked with the parents to “fabricate profiles for their kids, including fake athletic credential and honors, or fake participation in elite club teams.”