Celebs among 50 charged in 'largest college admissions scam' in US

Celebs among 50 charged in 'largest college admissions scam' in US

Celebs among 50 charged in 'largest college admissions scam' in US

USC released a statement on Tuesday, saying the university "has not been accused of any wrongdoing and will continue to cooperate fully with the government's investigation".

UT Austin said in a statement that authorities notified the school this morning "that we were victims of an organized criminal effort involving admissions".

The U.S. Attorney's Office in MA claims affluent families shelled out bribes totaling $25 million to buy placements at top colleges for their underachieving children. Between 2011 and 2019, Singer took in $25 million from parents.

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.

In addition to parents of college applicants, others charged include ACT and SAT administrators, a test proctor, and coaches at Yale, Stanford and the University of Southern California.

Actor Felicity Huffman departs an initial hearing for defendants in a racketeering case involving the allegedly fraudulent admission of children to elite universities, at the United States federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles. Parents gave donations to Singer's nonprofit foundation to mask the bribery, according to the indictment.


According to the court documents, McGlashan also considered creating a fake athletic profile for his son to facilitate an alternate method for college admissions: athletic recruitment. Once enrolled the student never played tennis.

Singer, founder of the Edge College & Career Network of Newport Beach, California, pleaded guilty Tuesday. "Maybe he'll become a kicker".

That's a lot of money and definitely cheating - but it's certainly a lot cheaper than the $500,000 Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli (of Target's Mossimo Supply Co. fame), reportedly paid to have their two daughters recruited to the USC crew team and thus guaranteeing their admission into the school.

The plan was to have a professional test taker take over for the Clinton donor's daughter while she took an untimed exam, allowing the professional to obtain the appropriate scores necessary for getting into the college she desired.

Andrew Lelling, U.S. District Attorney of MA, called the overall case "the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice".

"This case is about the widening corruption of elite-college admissions through the steady application of wealth combined with fraud", the prosecutor told reporters at Tuesday's widely televised presser.

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