HUGE: Celebrities, Coaches Charged in College Bribery Scheme

By Fox News. Dozens of people were charged Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the nation’s most selective schools. Below is a list of the suspects:

William Rick Singer, 58, of Newport Beach, Calif., owner of the Edge College & Career Network and CEO of the Key Worldwide Foundation, was charged in an Information with racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and obstruction of justice.

Mark Riddell, 36, of Palmetto, Fla., was charged in an Information with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud as well as conspiracy to commit money laundering.

Rudolph “Rudy” Meredith, 51, of Madison, Conn., the former head women’s soccer coach at Yale University, was charged in an Information with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and honest services wire fraud as well as honest services wire fraud. . .

Lori Loughlin, 54, of Los Angeles, Calif., an actress. (Read more from “HUGE: Celebrities, Coaches Charged in College Bribery Scheme” HERE)

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Felicity Huffman’s Bond Set at $250G, Lori Loughlin’s Husband at $1 Million in Alleged College Admissions Scam

By Fox News. After a frenzied few hours in which federal authorities made several high profile arrests — and outlined a top-secret investigation into an alleged scam involving rich and famous clients paying millions to a network of counselors and coaches to ensure their privileged children be granted admission to some of the country’s most prestigious colleges — a judge said on Tuesday that jailed actress Felicity Huffman, accused of paying a bribe to help get her daughter into a top school, was eligible for release on $250,000 bond.

A magistrate judge also ordered on Tuesday that the “Desperate Housewives” alum restrict her travel to the continental United States.

Court documents said Huffman, 54, paid $15,000, which she disguised as a charitable donation, so her daughter could take part in the college entrance-exam cheating scam. . .

The court appearance came hours after it was revealed that Huffman and fellow Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin were among the boldfaced names in a veritable who’s who of the rich and powerful charged in the case. . .

Also among the 13 defendants appearing in court on Tuesday was “Fuller House” star Loughlin’s famed fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli. (Read more from “Felicity Huffman’s Bond Set at $250G, Lori Loughlin’s Husband at $1 Million in Alleged College Admissions Scam” HERE)

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