Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin among those charged in college admissions cheating scandal

Actress Lori Loughlin poses at the Women's Cancer Research Fund's An Unforgettable Evening on Tuesday Feb. 27 2018 in Beverly Hills Calif

Two actresses, Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were among dozens of people charged in a sweeping indictment exposing an alleged multimillion-dollar college admissions cheating scam at some of the nation's swankiest universities. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation affidavit, the scheme involved getting students admitted into colleges such as Georgetown, UCLA, USC, Stanford, University of San Diego, University of Texas at Austin, Wake Forest and Yale.

From 2011 through February 2019, parents paid an admissions consultant $25 million to bribe coaches and other administrators so their kids would get in.

In all, 44 people, some of them college coaches, have been charged thus far.

Huffman and Loughlin were each charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

Charging documents allege that Huffman and her husband, Shameless star William H. Macy, "made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000... to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter". According to charging documents obtained by ABC, the suspects allegedly bribed a California man up to $6 million to get their children into top-tier colleges, including Yale, Stanford, and USC. In addition, the now-indicted celebs also made fake athletic profiles for their kids to make it seem as if they were athletically qualified even though numerous children weren't involved in sports at all. Loughlin is best known for her role on "Full House".

Prominent business owners along with actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are listed as defendants in the alleged scam. The indictment says the daughter was given twice the amount of time to take the SAT as other students and the paid proctor agreed to secretly correct her answers afterwards.

The dad allegedly sent a photo of Isabella on a rowing machine to smooth over the scheme to get her into USC as a crew coxswain even though she had never rowed competitively or even participated in the sport, court papers alleged.

Also among those being indicted are a bunch of chief executives from across the country. Could the show decide to distance itself from one of the stars who made it such a hit?

Loughlin, who did not appear in court on Tuesday, reportedly has been filming a movie in Vancouver.

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