Not even Lynette Scavo was this desperate of a housewife! And from “Full House” to the Big House! In scandalous breaking college admissions news, “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman and “Full House” star Lori Loughlin are among 40 people charged in a plot to help students cheat on the SAT and ACT. Some of these people have also been accused of helping “student-athletes” earn designation as recruited athletes irrespective of their athletic abilities (or if they even participated in the sport to begin with). Apparently — and details are just coming out — Division I college athletic coaches (several of whom were also indicted in this probe) were bribed as part of this grand scheme. Reports indicate that over $25 million traded hands in connection with the plot.
Hollywood Stars Charged in College Admissions Bribery, Cheating Plot
As reports Tom Winter, Pete Williams, and Julia Ainsley for “NBC News” in a piece entitled “Actresses Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman among 40 charged in college entrance exam cheating plot,” “Hollywood actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are among at least 40 people charged in a large-scale college entrance exam cheating scheme, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday…Loughlin, best known for her role in the sitcom ‘Full House,’ and Huffman, who starred in the ABC hit show ‘Desperate Housewives,’ were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud. The FBI recorded phone calls involving the celebrities and a cooperating witness, according to the criminal complaint. Representatives for Loughlin and Huffman did not immediately return requests for comment. The plot involved students who attended or were seeking to attend Georgetown University, Stanford University, UCLA, the University of San Diego, USC, University of Texas, Wake Forest, and Yale, according to federal prosecutors. There’s no indication that the schools were involved in any of the wrong-doing.”
We’ll update our readers on this breaking college admissions scandal as we read through the 200+ page complaint for details. So check back here at Ivy Coach’s blog rather than at “TMZ” for updates on this scandal of admissions scandals.