Resignations, arrests after huge U.S. college cheat scheme exposed

Resignations, arrests after huge U.S. college cheat scheme exposed

Resignations, arrests after huge U.S. college cheat scheme exposed

She's among 40 actresses and CEOs charged, including "Desperate Housewives" alum Felicity Huffman.

Like Giannulli, who was released on $1 million bail Tuesday, Loughlin put up her home for collateral as part of the bond.

The mastermind of the scheme, William "Rick" Singer, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to racketeering charges.

Another parent charged in the scheme, Manuel Henriquez, resigned as chief executive officer of the finance company Hercules Capital, the company said early on Wednesday.

Prosecutors say he got his children into school by faking their athletic achievements.

Loughlin, Giannulli, and Hodge are among 50 people charged with taking part in the largest such scandal in USA history, which prosecutors said steered graduating high school students into elite universities, including Yale, Georgetown, and Stanford by cheating the admissions process. Prosecutors say those were false claims as neither daughter has participated in the sport.

A Florida prep school administrator has been suspended from his school after he was accused of taking college admissions tests for students as part of a scheme in which wealthy parents bribed coaches and others to get their children into elite universities.

Her parents are charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. "U didn't even have to go to college, u can afford not to".

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In the episode, Becky Katsopolis (aka "Aunt Becky", played by Loughlin) is mortified to find out that her husband, Jesse (John Stamos), has lied on their toddler twins' applications to a coveted preschool.

According to court documents, the Federal Bureau of Investigation accused Loughlin and Giannulli of agreeing to pay half a million dollars to have Olivia Jade and her sister recruited for the USC crew team. Later a $200,000 payment was sent to the Key Worldwide Foundation, a non-profit organization. In telephone conversations intercepted by investigators, Singer brags of having helped hundreds of students, while in others he reassures parents he has helped more than 20 or 30 other students cheat in recent years.

In one YouTube post, she talked about the difficulty of juggling her career with school, and said she didn't know how much she would actually attend. At the meeting, the subcommittee approved her conditional admission to the university.

"We are going to conduct a case-by-case review for current students and graduates that may be connected to the scheme alleged by the government", a USC Media Relations rep told ET on Wednesday.

The University of Texas at Austin said men's tennis coach Michael Center was placed on leave "as soon as we learned of the charges against him, which are being fully investigated".

Some of the universities targeted in the elaborate cheating scam include Yale, Stanford, UCLA and Georgetown. More than 50 people have been charged.

The school was one of several named in a federal lawsuit filed in San Francisco saying students were denied a fair opportunity for admission.

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