A couple of celebrities have found themselves among the roughly 40 people who have been charged for attempting to cheat college entrance exams.
Arrest warrants have been issued for both Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin who are charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.
Both of the celebrity mothers have allegedly tried to use money and influence to cheat entrance exams and get their children into prestigious colleges.
Details about Huffman’s case can be found in her arrest warrant. It alleges that Huffman and husband William H. Macy “made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000 to KWF [a college prep company] to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her oldest daughter. Huffman later made arrangements to pursue the scheme a second time, for her younger daughter, before deciding not to do so.”
KWF’s founder has come forward as a cooperating witness and admitted that he told Huffman that, “he ‘controlled’ a testing center, and could arrange for a third party to purport to proctor their daughter’s SAT and secretly correct her answers afterwards. CW-1 has advised investigators that HUFFMAN and her spouse agreed to the plan.”
Documentation shows that Huffman’s daughter showed a 400 point improvement on her SATs after making the payment.
Meanwhile the warrant for Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli claims that the pair, “agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team-despite the fact that they did not participate in crew-thereby facilitating their admission to USC.”
Loughlin’s warrant also included transcripts recorded by the FBI that show the actress saying, “So we– so we just– so we just have to say we made a donation to your foundation and that’s it, end of story.”
In an ironic twist a recent tweet shows that Loughlin’s daughter, Olivia, has never been that interested in higher learning.