50 people including celebrities, were accused of bribing millions of dollars to ensure that their children were educated in the country’s elite universities in the US. Among the people mentioned in the bribery scandal are Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, as well as famous business people.
Federal prosecutors in Boston state said “the greatest fraud in the history of the United States has come to light”.
Prosecutors accused them of bribing $ 25m to a consulting firm to have their children admitted to the country’s elite universities.
The families are paid $ 100 million to $ 2.5 million per student for a fake charity that is part of William “Rick” Singer’s educational consulting firm.
Inda Every student that has been admitted to the university through fraud has been denied an honest, truly gifted student, bir said Prosecutor Andrew Lelling at a press conference.
According to prosecutors, the consulting firm bribed executives who had passed the university entrance examination, and placed other people in the exam instead of students.
Bribing the school coaches, the consultancy company prepared fake profiles for non-athletes and allowed them to enter universities from their sports quota.
According to court records, Singer is expected to be convicted of charges of blackmail, money laundering and obstruction of justice.
A number of people, including Huffman and Loughlin, were detained during the nationwide operation.
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