A number of high profile celebrities are tangled up in a massive scandal involving over 50 parents trying to get their children into high profile schools by cheating on entrance exams and falsifying documents, according to the Daily Mail. Most notably among them are Full House actress Lori Loughlin and Oscar nominee Felicity Huffman.
Parents involved in the scandal cheated in four ways, outlined by documents from the FBI. First, they would artificially inflate their children’s SAT scores, oftentimes without their knowledge. Next, they would falsify documents, including transcripts and exam scores — even false athletic awards and other activities.
Additionally, they would bride athletic coaches and administrators to claim their children were hot athletic prospects that should be recruited — regardless of their athletic abilities. And finally, they would even have other students take classes for their children with the expectation that they could use those grades to submit to colleges.
Over 50 parents were charged by the FBI in connection with the bribes.
The scandal involves around 50 parents attempting to get their children into high profile colleges including Georgetown, Stanford, Yale, USC, UCLA, and University of San Diego.