Felicity Huffman Released On $250000 Bail In College Admissions Probe

Actresses, CEO's among those arrested in college admissions scam

Two actresses, Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were among dozens of people charged in a sweeping indictment exposing an alleged multimillion-dollar college admissions cheating scam at some of the nation's swankiest universities.

The FBI reportedly uncovered a bombshell college admissions bribery scandal by accident when they received a tip about it while working an unrelated undercover operation, officials say.

Some of the most prestigious and exclusive higher-education facilities in America, including Stanford University, Yale University, and UCLA, were allegedly targeted by the scheme.

Bill McGlashan, private equity investor and CEO of the Rise fund appears to be one of the people charged in connection with the scam.

Full House star Lori Loughlin, who played Aunt Becky on the beloved sitcom, and Felicity Huffman were among 50 people charged in an Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of the NCAA, ABC reports. Charges faced by those prosecuted include wire fraud, racketeering and money laundering.

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Huffman and her husband allegedly gave about $15,000 to get their daughter into college, while Loughlin and her husband agreed to pay about $500,000 in bribes to get their two daughters on USC's rowing team. Macy was pictured Tuesday visiting Huffman in the federal building in Los Angeles where she is being questioned. Prominent actresses, CEOs and others are alleged to have paid sizable bribes to college coaches to get their kids into prominent schools. She's expected to turn herself in at the Central District Court during the afternoon of March 12, after her flight lands in Los Angeles (via CNN).

Thirty-three parents, including actor Lori Loughlin, were charged, as well as 13 coaches and associates of Singer's business.

According to the report, Laughlin was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud. Representatives for Loughlin and Huffman did not immediately return requests for comment.

Part of the scheme involved advising parents to lie to test administrators that their child had learning disabilities that allowed them extra exam time.

In particular, the coaches worked at such schools as Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, Wake Forest, the University of Texas, the University of Southern California and the University of California at Los Angeles, faking profiles of the applicants, regardless of their actual abilities in sports.

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