The college scam rocking Hollywood
Uh-oh! Someone got a little too desperate...
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