Celebrities mock Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin over college scheme

The indictment alleges the scheme helped students gain acceptance to top schools by helping them cheat on college exams. She ended up scoring a 1420 - 400 points higher than she had gotten on a PSAT taken a year earlier, according to court documents.

As The Daily Wire previously reported, Huffman and almost 50 other people, including fellow actress Lori Loughlin and many high-profile CEOs, were charged for allegedly bribing officials at various colleges and cheating on entrance exams to get their kids into the schools.

Defendant William Singer was paid roughly $25 million dollars by parents to help their children get in to schools.

Authorities said in many cases the students were not aware of the fraud.

As she sat behind glass in a Los Angeles courtroom on Tuesday, Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman was far from the ABC backlot where she once starred in the popular primetime show.

The two are among 50 people charged for taking part in the largest such scam in USA history, which steered students into elite universities including Yale, Georgetown and Stanford by cheating the admissions process.

Macy has not been charged nor have the colleges, which all released statements saying they knew nothing about the scheme.

It's unclear how the Shameless star is spending his birthday, although hours before, he was supporting Huffman, 56, at the federal detention center in Los Angeles where she was being held on Tuesday.

Just under 50 people were charged in court on Tuesday.

Actress Lori Loughlin poses with her daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli, 28-02-2019. According to the Los Angeles Times, the actress was taken into custody at about 6:00 am local time when Federal Bureau of Investigation agents showed up at her California home with guns drawn.

Arrest warrants were issued Tuesday for 39 parents, including Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, and actress Felicity Huffman.

The sums that authorities say the accused parents paid in bribes would, for many, finance a college education many times over.

Loughlin allegedly paid $500,000 to have her two daughters labeled as rowers who were being recruited to the University of Southern California. The actress faces a felony charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

The parents were then advised to choose one of two test centres that Singer's company said it had control over: one in Houston, Texas, and the other in West Hollywood, California.

"Huffman and her spouse made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000 to KWF to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her oldest daughter", the criminal affidavit reads.


Popular
  • Trump Claims He Said

    Trump Claims He Said "Tim Cook Apple"

    I used to say, 'Tim, you gotta start doing it here, ' and you really have, you've really put a big investment in our country. Though, if you are an Android user, Cook's name will only appear as "Tim ", as only Apple and IOS users can see the tweak.
    Trump blames Cohen testimony for collapse of summit with Kim Jong

    Trump blames Cohen testimony for collapse of summit with Kim Jong

    President Donald Trump take a walk after their first meeting at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel, on February 28, 2019. He was referring to his decision to leave Hanoi without making any deals with Kim over North Korea's nuclear ambitions.
    Henrikh Mkhitaryan in Premier league team of the week

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan in Premier league team of the week

    The home side wasn't as generous at the other end of the pitch as they took the lead less than a minute later. Currently, Arsenal sits 4th with 53 points in the Premier League table.
  • Venezuelan authorities release detained US journalist

    Venezuelan authorities release detained US journalist

    McMahan said her mother, who is a schoolteacher, was able to get in touch with the proper authorities to call for his release. Maduro insists he is a victim of a U.S. -orchestrated coup amid a spiraling economic and humanitarian crisis in the country.
    Trump's Full Speech at CPAC 2019

    Trump's Full Speech at CPAC 2019

    It's not obvious that a presidential order would really address the cultural dimensions of the campus free speech issue . Trump told the audience Williams "took a hard punch in the face for all of us".
    Wetter By Sunday As Cold Front Brings Return Of Winter By Monday

    Wetter By Sunday As Cold Front Brings Return Of Winter By Monday

    Several inches of snow accumulation are expected Sunday , March 3 in the tri-state, according to the National Weather Service . Winter Storm Scott is expected to roar through the interior of the Northeastern part of the USA from Sunday to Monday .
  • Trump to seek another 8.6 billion US  dollars for border wall

    Trump to seek another 8.6 billion US dollars for border wall

    The 2020 budget request, which is set to be formally unveiled Monday, would far exceed the $5.7 billion Trump demanded past year . Trump wants $8.6 billion in new funding, beyond the $6.7 billion he's yanking out from other programs with his "emergency".
    Ariana Grande Gets Her Own Specialty Drink & Playlist At Starbucks

    Ariana Grande Gets Her Own Specialty Drink & Playlist At Starbucks

    It turns out that Starbucks was inspired by Grande to create a brand new macchiato, according to a press release from the company. Both the "7 Rings" singer and Starbucks shared cryptic tweets about the collaboration on Monday, tweeted out cloud emojis.
    Guaidó to visit Brazil for talks on Venezuela

    Guaidó to visit Brazil for talks on Venezuela

    It stresses the need to ensure the safety of all the members of Venezuela's National Assembly. It "supports the peaceful restoration of democracy and rule of law in Venezuela".
  • Britain’s Labour Party Leader Backs Brexit Referendum

    Britain’s Labour Party Leader Backs Brexit Referendum

    The opposition Labour party moved this week to support a second referendum on Britain's European Union membership. Labour's decision to support a second referendum will cost the party dearly in our heartlands and marginal seats.
    Barca stuns Madrid 3-0 at Bernabeu, reaches Copa final again

    Barca stuns Madrid 3-0 at Bernabeu, reaches Copa final again

    The goal settled a fairly comprehensive 4-1 aggregate win for Barca, who will now face either Valencia or Real Betis in the final. The hosts created most of the scoring chances, including a couple of clear ones for young Brazilian forward Vinicius Junior .
    Khamenei Has Reportedly Told Zarif Not To Resign

    Khamenei Has Reportedly Told Zarif Not To Resign

    The Guard's website later quoted Soleimani as offering his support to the foreign minister. Good riddance", Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday.

CONNECT