American actress Laurie Laughlin, from Comedy Full House, surrendered to authority in Los Angeles after she had been charged with a fraud that deceives the college. Star Felicity Huffman, who was also accused.
They are among the 50 people involved in a criminal scam to transfer their children to leading US colleges.
El, Stanford and Georgetown were among the universities of destination. The accused parents, many of whom are celebrities or executives of large companies, say they paid $ 6.5 million (£ 4.9 million) to fool student entrance exams and bribe higher educators to offer fake sports Scholarships for non-schools
Schools were not charged with offenses, and some of them are also investigating this case.
Ms. Loflin and her husband were charged with paying bribes of $ 500,000 to have two daughters. enrolled in the University of Southern California (USC) as a fake team of recruiting recruits.
She was charged with conspiracy to commit fraud with mail and honest mail. Mr Giannuli faced similar allegations on Tuesday and was forced to hand over a family home as a pledge to pay his $ 1
According to the FBI statement, she was arrested on Wednesday morning in Los Angeles after returning from Vancouver, where She is reported to have been filmed and will appear at the federal court at 14:00 local time (21: 00GMT).
Mrs. Huffman's Celebrity Wife – who allegedly paid $ 15,000 to participate in the affair Examination fraud – was taken to the FBI and on Tuesday, and is forced to give the passport in court.
The Oscar nominee was charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest mail fraud. She was released on bail of $ 250,000.
Her husband, actor William M. Macey, escorted her to court, but was not accused of being an offender.
What do we know about the investigation?
Judicial documents are printed on Tuesday, detailing two alleged scams run by William Rick Singer, 58, due to his Edge College & Network custody:
- Cheating at university entrance exams for students, give students answers or correct their answers
- Using contacts with coaches in higher schools to organize bribes while falsifying sporting competencies for students
For comparison, the average cost of annual tuition in the United States for a four-year college course ranges from $ 23,000 to $ 47,000 depending on whether it is a public or private institution.
To test fraud at certification, the firm reportedly has parents who claiming that the child has a disability that requires additional time to complete the test. They were then asked to invent an excuse for their child to sit at an exam in a certain institution, where employees were bribed to close their eyes to cheating.
Country workers who helped in fraud were informed of how well
Officials were able to secretly write Mrs. Huffman discussing this scheme with a cooperating witness
Cooperating singer, told authorities, they got acquainted with Ms. Huffman and Mr. Macy in her Los Angeles home and detailed the plan, and this couple agreed.
It is still unclear why Mr. Macy was not charged because he allegedly wrote it while discussing the story – Huffman was the one who was reportedly sending letters that organized the exam scheme for his eldest daughter.
She probably did this for her younger child, and changed her mind.
The second option of Edge fraud involves bribing coaches at higher education institutions to recommend internally applicants for sports scholarships, reports the FBI.
Female Football Manager at Yale University allegedly paid $ 400,000 to take a student who did not even play this sport – and those parents gave Mr. Singer $ 1.2 million for organizing a bribe.
Edge is also accused of making profiles for athletics, sometimes even photographing faces of these students in photos of other athletes.
Mrs. Laughlin and daughters of Mr Jannully, Olivia Jade and Isabella, […]