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TMZ: Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin indicted in college admissions bribery case

John Vandemoer John Vandemoer
Charles Bowen | 12 March, 2019, 18:15

The charging documents were unsealed in federal court in Boston and are more than 200 pages long.

"Beginning in or about 2011, and continuing through the present, the defendants - principally individuals whose high-school age children were applying to college - conspired with others to use bribery and other forms of fraud to facilitate their children's admission to colleges and universities in the District of MA and elsewhere, including Yale University, Stanford University, the University of Texas, the University of Southern California, and the University of Southern California - Los Angeles".

The indictment - filed by the United States Attorney for the District of MA - alleges that Huffman, Loughlin, Giuannulli and 29 other people were involved in the scheme, which bribed college entrance-exam administrators to allow cheating on the tests and university athletic coaches to designate school applicants as athletic recruits, regardless of athletic ability or experience playing a sport.

The racketeering conspiracy case includes the parents of applicants, as well coaches at universities including Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and the University of Southern California.

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Prosecutors allege that other fake athletic profiles were also made to make students look like strong high school athletes when they actually weren't. Court records show the actresses and others allegedly paid hefty bribes - as much as $6 million - to get their kids into various schools, including Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and the University of Southern California.

The outlet notes that in most cases the students were not aware that their admission had been stimulated by the alleged bribes. Loughlin and Giannulli share two daughters together, Olivia, 19, and Isabella, 20. "Huffman later made arrangements to pursue the scheme a second time, for her younger daughter, before deciding not to do so".

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 is best known for her role on "Full House".

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