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Lori Loughlin & Others Indicted In Alleged Ivy League Bribery Scheme

Lori Loughlin & Others Indicted In Alleged Ivy League Bribery Scheme

Federal authorities also charged current and former college coaches, administrators of college entrance exam, CEOs, and others in federal court.

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

"Fuller House" actress Lori Loughlin and "Desperate Housewives" veteran Felicity Huffman are among a group of around 50 people who have been indicted for allegedly bribing elite colleges to admit their children.

The racketeering conspiracy case includes the parents of applicants, as well coaches at universities including Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and the University of Southern California. Defendants with high school-aged children who were applying to college allegedly "conspired with others to use bribery and other forms of fraud to facilitate their children's admission to colleges and universities" in MA and elsewhere including Yale, Stanford, University of Texas, University of Southern California and UCLA.

The Associated Press reports the case revolves around an admissions consultant who was paid $25 million over the past eight years to bribe coaches and administrators to label their children as recruited athletes to boost their chances of getting into schools.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 19: Felicity Huffman attends Raising Our Voices: Supporting More Women in Hollywood & Politics at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles in Beverly Hills on February 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

Authorities claimed that Huffman and husband William H. Macy "made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000.to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter".

Prosecutors allegedly have a recorded phone call between Huffman and the cooperating witness planning for someone to take the test for the actress's daughter.

Loughlin allegedly gave $500,000 to say her child was part of the rowing team, when that was not true, the indictment states.