Actress Lori Loughlin and others arrested in multi-million dollar college bribery scandal
ABOVE: Actresses Felicity Huffman (L) and Lori Loughlin (R) are two of over four dozen accused of participating in the scheme
LOS ANGELES — Actress Lori Loughlin has been taken into FBI custody after being outed as a participant in a bribery scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly paid to get their children admitted to top universites.
Loughlin and over four dozen others, including actress Felicity Huffman, are accused of paying up to $6.5 million to place their children at elite universities such as Yale, Georgetown, Stanford, USC, UCLA, and the University of Texas.
The alleged scam was run by William Rick Singer out of California through a smoke-screen charity, the Key Worldwide Foundation. Singer is said to have received $25 million in total from parents who were well aware that their “donations” were actually being used as bribes.
Singer has already pleaded guilty in Boston federal court to charges of racketeering conspiracy and obstruction of justice.