Actresses Arrested in College Admissions and Cheating Scandal

Galo Parker, Staff Writer

Last week, movie actress Felicity Huffman and 12 other parents were arrested for cheating college admissions for their kids. All the parents have plead guilty, according to court reports. Actress Lori Loughlin will also be arrested for the same reason as well as for trying to bribe college admissions officials with $500,000 and a bonus $15,000 for her daughter to have a bonus 400-point boost for SAT. Michael Center, former men’s tennis coach for the University of Texas was arrested for accepting a 100-grand bribe. Another man named William “Rick” Singer will also be arrested for helping parents cheat admissions and for creating false athletic records.

Felicity Huffman could end up serving 12 years in prison, as well as the other parents. Shortly after the announcement, Huffman released a statement saying she is “ashamed of the pain” she has caused her family. Huffman and her husband, actor William H. Macy, later decided to pursue the scheme a second time, for her younger daughter, before deciding not to do so, court documents allege. Macy was not charged in the scam. Michael Center agreed to be the ring man of this college scandal.

All parents combined had given more than $1.8 billion dollars to Michael Centers for cheating on their children’s college applications. Felicity says that her daughter did not know of her actions, therefore she is not in as much trouble (the daughter). Singer, 58, of Newport Beach, California, pleaded guilty in a Boston federal court last month on charges of racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the United States and obstruction of justice. Singer allegedly accepted bribes totaling $25 million from parents between 2011 and 2018 to get their children into elite colleges, including Yale, Stanford, USC, UCLA, Georgetown, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of San Diego and Wake Forrest.

Prosecutors have said they will seek a prison sentence on the low end of a range of four to 10 months. In her first public comments since her arrest last month, Huffman on Monday took responsibility for her actions and said she would accept the consequences. Looks like this will pretty much wraps up with this article with Felicity Huffman cheating scandal.