Actresses charged in college admission scandal

Brenna O'Brien, Staff Writer

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On Tuesday March 13th 2019, actress Lori Loughlin, best known for her role “Aunt Becky” on Full House has been accused of paying over $500,000 in bribes to guarantee her daughters positions on the University of South Carolina crew team, although they were not participants in crew. Many hard working students were rejected from the college, in favor of students whose parents had paid to get in. It has been reported that over fifty people were involved in the college scam, including nine coaches at the schools, an exam proctor, two SAT/ACT exam administrators, and a CEO, who has confessed to wanting to help the richest families into elite colleges. The entire scheme was set up by William Rick Singer who is the CEO of a college admissions prep company. He pleaded guilty to four charges, and said that everything he was accused of was true. Singer hid the payments, passing them off as contributions to a nonprofit Singer used to launder money through. Lori Loughlin is in custody, but expected to be released soon. She is scheduled to be in court in Boston on March 29th 2019.

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