The col­lege scam rock­ing Hol­ly­wood

Uh-oh! Some­one got a lit­tle too des­per­ate...

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It seems some­times a Des­per­ate Housewife can be a des­per­ate mum who just wants to see her kid do well – and is will­ing to break all kinds of laws to achieve it!

Ex- Des­per­ate Housewives ac­tress Felic­ity Huff­man, along with Fuller House star Lori Lough­lin and dozens of oth­ers, have been charged by the FBI – yes, the ac­tual FBI – in a col­lege en­trance-exam cheat­ing scan­dal. It’s al­leged that the rich par­ents would make a high-dol­lar “do­na­tion” through a front or­gan­i­sa­tion, se­cur­ing their off­spring places via bribes for en­trance exam ad­min­is­tra­tors, or sports coaches who’d al­low the kids onto col­lege squads as a short­cut to ad­mis­sion. ad­mis­sion­ad­mis­sion. That’s That’sthats one way of mak­ing sure a full house be­comes an empty nest – but it also means the ac­cused are fac­ing five years in jail!

Felic­ity, 56, who’s mar­ried to ac­tor Wil­liam H. Macy, 69, al­legedly made a “char­i­ta­ble do­na­tion” of $21,000 to ben­e­fit her el­dest daugh­ter Sofia, and was se­cretly recorded agree­ing to the scheme with an FBI co­op­er­at­ing wit­ness. She’s been charged with con­spir­acy to com­mit mail fraud and hon­est ser­vices mail fraud.

Lori, 54, on the other hand, was re­port­edly party to a scheme whereby her youngest daugh­ter Olivia, 19, was mis­rep­re­sented as a rower for the LA Ma­rina Club team – and when a school guid­ance coun­sel­lor ques­tioned quest ion edw ques­tioned w he ther­wwhether the ap­pli­ca­tion “may have con­tained co on­tained mislead­ing in­for­ma­tion”, in­for­ma­tion” ””, Lori al­legedly wrote to an­other her par­tic­i­pant, “I don’t want nt to call any at­ten­tion to [Olivia] with our lit­tle friend at [her high school]. Can you tell us how to pro­ceed?” ro­ceed?”

The whole thing has a def­i­nite whiff of Wis­te­ria a Lane drama about it, and nd we can’t wait to see how w this plot de­vel­ops. Who’ll turn rn on the oth­ers? Who’ll learn a valu­able e les­son (or buy one)? Who’ll per­ish in a fire­ball?! And will Wil­liam H. Macy have a guest spot? Stay tuned! n

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