Felicity Huffman Arrested, Lori Loughlin Charged in College Scandal

Felicity Huffman Arrested, Lori Loughlin Charged in College Scandal

Felicity Huffman Arrested, Lori Loughlin Charged in College Scandal

The Internet is blowing up with snarky remarks as people connect Lori Loughlin's Full House character - Aunt Becky - with the breaking news of her alleged involvement in a massive college admissions cheating scandal.

According to the indictment, the scheme focused on getting students admitted to elite universities as recruited athletes and helping potential students cheat on their college exams.

What happened: Lori Loughlin was among dozens of parents, college coaches and college prep executives who are accused of carrying out a national conspiracy to help students get into prestigious colleges in the U.S., CNN reports. Once they were granted the time, authorities say, Singer told the parents to get their children to take the tests in two locations he "controlled".

Federal authorities also charged current and former college coaches, administrators of college entrance exam, CEOs, and others in federal court. Fuller House is ending with Season 5, and so far the creators have kept mum on the serious charges against the actress.

Among the parents charged were Gordon Caplan of Greenwich, Connecticut, a co-chairman of an global law firm based in New York; Jane Buckingham, CEO of a boutique marketing company in Los Angeles; Gregory Abbott of New York, founder and chairman of a packaging company; and Manuel Henriquez, CEO of a finance company based in Palo Alto, California.

Ben Dreyfuss, the son of Richard Dreyfuss, appeared to harp on nepotism and commented: 'I got into college the old fashioned way: by letting my father's celebrity speak for itself'.

It's alleged that she arranged to use the scheme again for her younger daughter, but decided against it. Athletic coaches from Yale, Stanford, USC, Wake Forest, and Georgetown (among others) are also implicated, per the documents, as well as parents and exam administrators. The indictment accuses defendants of committing crimes between 2011 and 2019.

Authorities charge the cooperating witness, William Rick Singer, accepted donations through Key Worldwide Foundation, a nonprofit corporation that he established as a purported charity, and the Edge College & Career Network, a for-profit counseling business.

One user shared a throwback snip that showed Bob Saget and Dave Coulier in drag and said: 'Aunt Becky: "Hey USC, meet my two daughters who are prized recruits".

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