Desperate Housewives star Felicity Guffman and Fuller House actress Lori Loughlin are among a group of 46 people suspected to be involved in the largest college admission cheating scandal. Almost 33 wealth parents were involved in using different unlawful methods ways in trying to get their children to some of the elite schools in the USA including Georgetown, Stanford, wake forest university, University of South Carolina and Yale University through sports scholarship though they rarely participated in any athletic activity.
The scandal reveals that parent paid as much as $6.5 million dollars while most of the parents paying between the ranges of $250000 to $400000.
“There can be no separate college admission system for the wealthy and there will not be a separate criminal justice system either,” said Massachusetts US Attorney Andrew Lelling at a press conference. “We’re not talking about donating a building so a school is more likely to take your son or daughter, we’re talking about deception or fraud, fake test scores … bribed college officials.”
“Some simply never showed up for the athletics, some showed up with an injury and I think some played briefly and then quit,” he said.
According to Massachusetts US Antony Andrew Leilling, all the 33 parents have been charged and many more parents may be arrested as the investigations continue.
The man in the middle of this scandal William rick singer pleaded guilty and is currently acting as an FBI informant.
Loughlin and Giannulli have been accused of paying $500000 to Singer to help them have their daughters admitted in the University of Southern California as the members of the crew team.