Two companies are distancing themselves from an actress and her daughter now embroiled in an alleged college admissions scam.
In the largest known college admissions scandal in US history, federal prosecutors on Tuesday said a California company made about $25 million by charging parents to secure spots for their children at elite schools, including Georgetown, Stanford and Yale, by cheating the admissions process.
How did this scheme work?Singer pleaded guilty to several charges.
In total, 50 people - including more than 30 parents, including "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman and nine coaches - were charged Tuesday in the scheme, which involved bribing insiders to get specific children into the nation's top schools, authorities said.
Singer was paid roughly $25 million by parents to help their children get in to schools, the United States attorney said.
How did Riddell allegedly take the tests without being noticed by the test administrators?
"There were essentially two kinds of fraud that Singer was selling", Lelling said of the accusations, which run from 2011 to 2019. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents reportedly showed up at her home with guns drawn, even though Huffman was accused of paying a significantly smaller bribe. Both are charged with conspiracy to commit racketeering.
Fifty people, including 33 parents and many athletic coaches and business executives, were criminally charged in the scandal, which is being overseen by prosecutors in Boston. They didn't make me. But in the wake of her mother being implicated as part of a broad college-admissions bribery scam - alleging that Loughlin illegally schemed to get the 19-year-old enrolled at the university - Olivia Jade is likely going to lose the lucrative brand-sponsorship deals she's landed over the years. To make their new profiles more believable, however, the feds say Mossimo sent action photos of their daughters on rowing machines.
How did Singer hide these massive payments? Prosecutors claim they tried to disguise much of the money as a charitable contribution for tax purposes.
Living in Los Angeles, Lori Loughlin and husband J.
Ironically, Loughlin can be seen below in a 2017 interview with her daughter Isabella, in which she says she "never pushed her kids" and only told them to "do the best you can" because "that's enough". Loughlin allegedly responded, "Yes, of course".
"Working with a spoiled cheating brat will cost you".
Andrew Lelling, the USA attorney in Boston, stated at a news conference that "for every student admitted through fraud, an honest, genuinely talented student was rejected", Reuters reported. "Beginning in or about 2011, and continuing through the present, the defendants-principally individuals whose high-school aged children were applying to college-conspired with others to use bribery and other forms of fraud to facilitate their children's admission to colleges and universities in the District of MA and elsewhere, including Yale University, Stanford University, the University of Texas, the University of Southern California, and the University of California-Los Angeles, among others", an affidavit in support of the criminal complaint alleged.