It’s been dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues,” and it’s the biggest college admissions scandal the justice department has EVER investigated.
Here’s the gist: Feliticy Huffman (probably best known from ‘Desperate Housewives’ and William H. Macy’s wife) was arrested yesterday for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. What’d she do? Paid a guy named William Singer thousands of dollars to help her eldest daughter cheat on the SAT. She is currently out on bail.
William H. Macy is not being charged (for now) because although he participated in conversations for the setup, he was not the one who went through with it.
As for Aunt Becky (Lori Laughlin), she and her husband have both been charged. They paid upwards of a half-million dollars for their two daughters to get on the USC crew team. Laughlin would have been arrested yesterday, but was conveniently out of the country. She will likely surrender and appear in court today.
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