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Felicity Huffman Was Arrested in $25 Million College Bribing Scandal

Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin, and more rich parents indicted after bribing colleges to admit children.



The former star of Desperate Housewives was indicted along with Lori Loughlin and other wealthy parents in elaborate scheme to get their kids in elite colleges.
 

It looks like Ryan Murphy might've found the inspiration for the next season of American Crime Story!

Dozens of super wealthy people, including actresses Felicity Huffman of Desperate Housewives fame and Fuller House's Lori Loughlin, were indicted on Tuesday for their alleged involvement in an elaborate scheme to bribe their kids' way into Georgetown, Yale, Stanford, UCLA, and more of the top colleges and universities in the country, according to The New York Post.

More than 40 people are alleged to have paid an admissions consulting firm $25 million dollars over the past eight years to bribe coaches and other school officials to accept their apparently underqualified kids. The scheme also included things like making up fake athletic histories so they could get sports scholarships, and paying administrators to let people take their entrance exams for them.

Huffman and her apparently less SEO-friendly husband, William H. Macy, is alleged to have made a "purported charitable contribution" of $15,000 to get one of her daughters into school. Loughlin and her even less SEO-friendly husband Massimo Giannulli, dropped a whopping $500,000 to get their daughters recruited to the USC crew team.

Both couples face charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. None of them appear to have publicly commented on the indictment thus far. Huffman was arrested Tuesday, Us Weeklyreports. A warrant has been served for Loughlin's arrest, though she has not yet been brought into police custody.

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