Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin charged in college bribery case

Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman Charged in College Admission Scam

The indictment says the daughter was given twice the amount of time to take the SAT as other students and the paid proctor agreed to secretly correct her answers afterwards.

The objective of the alleged scam was to help student athletes get into college as recruited athletes, regardless of their athletic ability, according to the indictment.

The coaches worked at such schools as Stanford, UCLA, Georgetown, Wake Forest, Southern Cal and University of California, Los Angeles.

In another example, they used stock photos of a person playing a sport and then put the face of a student onto that of an athlete via Photoshop, prosecutors said. Others arrested included Huffman - known for her role on Desperate Housewives - as well as corporate executives, university coaches, standardized test administrators and other parents, according to a report by CBS News.

Federal prosecutors in Boston charged 58-year-old William "Rick" Singer with running the scheme through Edge College & Career Network.

Authorities said coaches in such sports as soccer, tennis and volleyball accepted bribes to put students on lists of recruited athletes, regardless of their ability or experience.

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Prosecutors say parents paid Singer about $25 million to bribe coaches and administrators into pretending that their children were athletic recruits to guarantee their admission. In both Loughlin and Huffman's cases, authorities told ABC that they have written and audio proof of the actresses' participation in the scheme.

One of the schemes involved parents paying William Singer, the founder of a college prep business, $15,000 to $75,000 to have someone take the SAT or ACT for their children.

According to NBC News, the alleged scheme involved parents bribing coaches and administrators in order to secure their children's entrance into elite universities. In others, college coaches were bribed into accepting students knowing they didn't have the athletic credentials required for admission as a student-athlete.

Singer was paid roughly $25 million by parents to help their children get in to schools, the United States attorney said. The extensive court documents released on Tuesday noted Loughlin's payment to Singer was disguised as a "charitable contribution".

This story is still developing as the court documents continue to be reviewed.

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