A California entrepreneur has become the first of 33 parents charged in a college admissions scam to agree to plead guilty.
Stevens said the $500,000 scheme, in which Loughlin and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, allegedly got their daughters fraudulently recruited as crew team prospects to USC, "took people's places who worked for it, who deserved it".
Huffman, an Oscar nominee for Transamerica and an Emmy victor on ABC's Desperate Housewives, is accused of paying $15,000 that she disguised as a charitable donation to cheat on her daughter's college entrance exam.
Neither Huffman nor her lawyers have publicly addressed the allegations. "They stick together through the hard times, they support each other, they encourage one another, they pray for each other, and they stand by their side, no matter how tough it gets".
The pair are facing felony charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Many complained that the playing field has always been uneven, with wealthy students enjoying the advantages of private schools, tutors, test-preparation coaches, admissions consultants and big donations to colleges from their parents.
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Engel of NY , who chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee. "We will be engaging Congress as part of this process", said a State Department spokesperson.
Three people have pleaded guilty in the scheme, including Singer, who began cooperating past year with investigators.
Loughlin walked into the courthouse past a group fans yelling, "Lori, we love you", and left smiling.
Two others, California businessman Devin Sloane and marketing executive Jane Buckingham, were excused from attending Wednesday's proceedings after disclosing they were in talks with prosecutors as well.
Last month, over 40 people, including the two actresses, were arrested and charged for their alleged involvement in fraudulent schemes - including tampering with test scores and fabricating college application details - to get their children into prestigious schools such as Georgetown University, Stanford University, UCLA, the University of San Diego, USC, University of Texas, Wake Forest, and Yale.
Huffman is accused of paying $15,000 that she disguised as a charitable donation to cheat on her daughter's college entrance exam.
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