University of Texas

50 Caught In Elite College Admissions Cheating Scandal, Including Two Actresses

Most of the students did not know their admission to the school was due to a bribe, authorities said. In some cases, however, the children and their parents all took part in the scam.

Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were among more than four dozen people charged in a nationwide college admissions cheating scandal that involved wealthy individuals paying up to $6.5 million to place their children into elite universities, according to court records revealed Tuesday. The alleged scam — which involved students being placed into top colleges such as Yale, Georgetown, Stanford, University of Southern California, UCLA and the…