Admissions scandal hits celebrities

By Celeste Martorana, Sales Manager

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Ever want to get into a school but your grades are insufficient? The college admissions scandal this past spring is definitely one way to not do it!

Wealthy individuals and celebrities, such as Lori Loughlin (“Full House”) and Felicity Huffman (“Desperate Housewives”), were accused of paying their kid’s way into colleges like the University of Southern California, UCLA, and even Yale.

Wealthy individuals and celebrities allegedly enlisted the help of William Rick Singer, CEO of college admissions prep company called The Key.

According to the Associated Press, Huffman pled guilty in federal court on May 14 to paying an admissions consultant $15,000 to have wrong answers corrected on her daughter’s SAT, leading to improved scores. Sentencing was scheduled for Sept. 13.

According to authorities, methods used to get the children of more than 50 people into these colleges included fabricating athletic and academic achievements.

The second method was to fake athletic credentials by bribing coaches.

The investigation remains open and jail time could be served due to the cheating scandal for many of the accused.