ICYMI: Dozens charged in alleged college scam (VIDEO)
Academy Award winner Felicity Huffman and Lori Laughlin are among dozens of parents, elite college coaches, and college prep execs being charged.
The criminal complaint claims Huffman paid $15,000 to someone who controlled an SAT testing center. That person proctored her eldest daughter’s exam and corrected her incorrect answers.
Loughlin is being accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to have her two daugters recruited to the USC Crew Team.
Athletic coaches from Yale, Stanford and the University of Texas are implicated in the case.
Attorney Andrew E. Lelling, District of Massachusetts says, “overall today we have charged three people who organized these scams, two SAT or ACT exam administrators, one exam proctor, one college administrator, nine coaches at elite schools, and thirty-three parents who paid enormous sums to guarantee their children’s admissions to certain schools through the use of bribes and fake athletic and academic credentials.”
In response to this scancal, the University of Texas released a statement in part saying, “We have just become aware of charges against our men’s tennis coach Michael Cener and he will be placed on administrative leave until further notice while we gather information.”
UT went on to say they will be fully cooperating with this investigation.
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