Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman among dozens charged in college bribery scheme

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Actors Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were also named in the case.

The government claims Huffman "made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000" in order to participate in the scam on behalf of her college-age daughter.

"Every time", the witness responded, prompting laughter from both. The indictment says Huffman's daughter received a score of 1420 on her SAT ... an improvement of approximately 400 points over her PSAT.

Giannulli has been arrested, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

A spokeswoman for Loughlin had no comment.

Center was placed on administrative leave, the university said in a statement Tuesday.

At least 14 people were charged with conspiracy to commit racketeering, two were charged with money laundering conspiracy, and one was charged with conspiracy to defraud United States.

CNN has reached out to all three defendants.

The university fired Heinel and Vavic Tuesday.

"The Key's clientele is all referral based; consequently, the quality of the service provided to numerous world's most renown families and individuals has provided an incredible foundation for The Key to grow its offerings worldwide", the website says.

Parents would pay Singer to have someone take an SAT or ACT exam for their child or correct the test afterward, Lelling said. Others arrested included Huffman - known for her role on Desperate Housewives - as well as corporate executives, university coaches, standardized test administrators and other parents, according to a report by CBS News.

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Some of the schools targeted in the entrance scheme are Yale, Georgetown, the University of Southern California, Stanford, UCLA and the University of Texas. CNN has reached out to all of the schools.

Loughlin, the 54-year-old star of "Full House", and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli allegedly paid $500,000 to gain their two daughters entry into University of Southern California as coxswains for crew teams - a sport they hadn't participated in before. Coaches would create fake profiles, sometimes photoshopping the kids' faces onto the bodies of actual athletes.

She was indicted for conspiracy to commit racketeering. She could not be reached on Tuesday. The student entered USC in fall 2018 but did not join the basketball team, the complaint said.

U.S. federal prosecutors have charged almost 50 people, including celebrities in a scam where the wealthy paid to have their children admitted to elite schools.

"Stanford has been cooperating with the Department of Justice in its investigation and is deeply concerned by the allegations in this case", school officials stated.

"We understand that the government believes that illegal activity was carried out by individuals who went to great lengths to hide their actions from the university. We are reviewing the details of the indictment and will take appropriate action".

In other instances, authorities allege, school officials accepted bribes to say that incoming students, who would not be admitted otherwise, had been recruited to join athletic teams when, in fact, those students were not athletes. Meredith had been head coach of the program through the end of 2018, when he resigned.

"He does have really strong legs", McGlashan told Singer, according to charging records.

Center is accused of accepting $100,000 in 2015 as a bribe to designate a student from Los Altos Hills, Calif., who did not play competitive tennis as a recruit.

The bribes allegedly came through an admissions consulting company Singer operated out of Newport Beach, California called the Key Worldwide Foundation (KWF).

Meredith couldn't be reached on Tuesday.

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