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College entrance scandal

Feds allege coaches bribed for school admission

The FBI and federal prosecutors have uncovered a massive bribery scheme to get students admitted to elite universities as recruited athletes and help them cheat on college entrance exams to gain admission.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston says the scheme, which it dubbed "Operation Varsity Blues," includes 50 people, including college coaches, actresses and CEOs who collectively paid $25 million to get their children into schools such as Georgetown, Stanford, UCLA, Texas, Wake Forest and Yale....

Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman ("Desperate Housewives") and Lori Loughlin ("Full House") were among those who paid bribes to help their children gain admission into the universities, according to the indictment. Huffman was among 13 people taken into custody Tuesday in Los Angeles. Both actresses face one charge each of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

Parents spent anywhere from $200,000 to $6.5 million to guarantee their children's admission, officials said. Authorities called it the biggest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the U.S. Justice Department....

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