College coaches, Hollywood actresses indicted in admissions bribery case

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That, in turn, improved their chances of admission.

But prosecutors said the scheme wasn't without its hitches.

Other parents charged include Manuel Henriquez, the chief executive of specialty finance lender Hercules Capital; Gordon Caplan, the co-chairman of worldwide law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher; Bill McGlashan Jr., who heads the buyout investment arm of private equity firm TPG Capital; and Douglas Hodge, former CEO of investment management firm Pimco.

Their 19-year-old daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli, who has a popular YouTube channel, attends USC.

The complaint alleges that the children of a cooperating witnesses' clients submitted fraudulently obtained exam scores as part of their applications to universities around the country, which included Boston College, Boston University, and Northeastern.

A magistrate judge said Tuesday that actress Felicity Huffman - the "Desperate Housewives" star - can be released on $250,000 bail in a case in which she is accused of paying a bribe to secure her daughter's admission to college, AP reported.

The ringleader, William Rick Singer, has pled guilty to charges including racketeering conspiracy and obstruction of justice in Boston.

The afternoon court appearance is after seven federal officers reportedly showed up at their Hollywood Hills home this morning with guns drawn while the family was asleep, including their two daughters, sources shared with TMZ.

Wake Forest said in a statement it had placed head volleyball coach Bill Ferguson on administrative leave after he was among the coaches accused of accepting bribes.

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"Wealthy parents paid Singer about 25 million dollars in total", Lelling said. USC also said it is reviewing its admissions process to prevent further such abuses.

Once again, prosecutors said, the duo paid $50,000 to the USC administrator, and $200,000 as a donation to Singer's foundation.

The profile was sent to the coach of the Yale women's soccer team and the student was accepted.

If you don't know, Lori was allegedly involved in a college entrance exam cheating scheme and she was charged with "conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud".

Messages seeking comment have been left with representatives for Huffman and Loughlin.

A spokeswoman for Loughlin had no comment.

According to court documents, for $15,000, Huffman, who is married to "Speechless" star William H. Macy, received advice on how to get extra time for her daughter to take the SAT by claiming she had a learning disability.

Huffman reportedly paid $15,000, prosecutors say, to get one of her daughters unlimited time to take the Saturday.

The person told investigators the couple agreed to the plan.

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