Parents were charged with conspiracy to launder money, in addition to a previously charged conspiracy bill for fraud, ABC News reports. Additional fees may increase the time spent by these defendants.
The Varsity Blues operation allegedly attracted William's "Rika" singer, who arranges for students to enter elite universities through a variety of methods, including bribing SAT and ACT examiners and bribing university trainers and administrators to "recruit" students who did not take participation in the sport.
An additional card reflects the methods that parents used to pay for their participation in the scheme. In some cases, parents sent money through Singer's alleged charity. In other countries, money was sent through an overseas account.
The prosecution for conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, honest mail and wire fraud foresees a maximum sentence of 20 years in jail. An additional prosecution for money laundering also provides for maximum sentences of 20 years. For these defendants, the date of the prosecution is not yet set.
Laughlin and Giannull are among the most public figures involved in the affair. In the People report, last week, sources reported that their daughter, 1
The news comes only a day after 13 participants, including the actress Felicity Huffman, agreed to plead guilty to this scheme. In her statement, Huffman said that she betrayed her daughter.
In total, 50 people were accused of what the authorities described as the biggest scam of college admittance ever pursued by the US Department of Justice.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.