Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman Named in College Admissions Class Action Suit

Postado Março 17, 2019

Federal prosecutors said Singer led a scheme in which wealthy parents bribed sports coaches and other officials to get their children entry to elite universities.

Two class action lawsuits have already been filed in response to Operation Varsity Blues, the nationwide investigation of cheating on college admissions.

The suit names actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman as well as Loughlin's husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, along with dozens of other people charged in the criminal case. The court filing does not specify the colleges where her son applied or when he submitted his applications.

The filing follows the revelation that celebrities, corporate executives, investment bankers, business owners, top-tier lawyers and even a bestselling author of parenting books allegedly participated in an audacious scheme to get their children into elite universities in the largest college admissions scandal ever prosecuted.

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This isn't the first lawsuit to be filed in connection with the criminal probe.

Two American students filed a lawsuit Wednesday against a score of elite universities and who the suit refers to as "California con-man, William "Rick" Singer".

"Unqualified students found their way into the admissions rolls of highly selective universities, while those students who played by the rules and did not have college-bribing parents were denied admission", the suit reads.

In phone conversations with parents secretly recorded by agents, Singer boasted that in just two years, he had helped more than 850 students of the wealthy and powerful to lie their way into colleges.

Singer and the parents charged could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted. Authorities said that in some of the cases known to investigators, the children were aware of the con carried out on their behalf, but that others were kept in the dark by their parents.