Actresses indicted for college bribery cases

Lynette Scavo and Aunt Becky may be going to jail.

Actresses Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives) and Lori Loughlin (Full House) have been charged, along with coaches and others, in a federal college admissions bribery case.

Allegedly, the coaches accepted bribes in exchange for admitting students as athletes, regardless if they were actually athletes or not. Huffman and Loughlin have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

From ABC News:

Prosecutors say parents paid an admissions consultant $25 million from 2011 through Feb. 2019 to bribe coaches and administrators to label their children as recruited athletes to boost their chances of getting into schools.

Prosecutors allege that fake athletic profiles were also made to make students look like strong high school athletes when they actually weren’t.

Authorities say the consulting company also bribed administrators of college entrance exams to allow a Florida man to take the tests on behalf of students or replace their answers with his.

 

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