"And A.C.T. And second securing admission to elite colleges by bribing coaches at those schools to accept certain students under false pretenses", Andrew Lelling, U.S. Attorney for the District of MA, said in a press conference.
Some coaches indicted, per charging documents from the U.S. Attorney's Office, include Georgetown tennis coach Gordon Ernst, Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer, Texas men's tennis coach Michael Center, UCLA men's soccer coach Jorge Salcedo and Yale women's soccer coach Rudy Meredith.
ABC News reported that most of the students did not know their admission stemmed from bribe money.
According to court documents, some parents allegedly paid for someone to pose as their child to take entrance exams ― and even in classes, with those grades submitted as part of the college application.
Huffman, specifically, alleged made a $15,000 donation for her oldest daughter, considered "pursuing the scheme" a second time before "deciding not to do so". It worked by either paying off college athletic coaches or SAT or ACT administrators.
Athletic coaches from Yale, Stanford, the University of Southern California, Wake Forest and Georgetown, among others, are implicated in the case.
Parents of the students paid "an admissions consultant" $25 million over an eight-year span starting in 2011 in order to sell coaches and administrators on the scheme.
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"The coaches would allegedly arrange a fake profile that listed the prospective student as an athlete, and exam administrators would either hire proctors to take the test or correct the answers of a student".
Parents paid tens of thousands of dollars for his services, which were masked as charitable contributions, prosecutors said. He was expected to plead guilty Tuesday afternoon, according to prosecutors at a press conference.
Mr. Singer, a California resident, ran a charity known as Key Worldwide Foundation, which received more than $25 million to ensure children would be accepted to the university of their choice, according to court documents.
Messages seeking comment have been left with representatives for Huffman and Loughlin.