Felicity Huffman ARRESTED

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  1. dUb

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    https://www.tmz.com/2019/03/12/feli...lin-arrested-college-admissions-bribery-scam/

    Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin have been charged along with 48 others in a massive bribery scam involving some of the most elite colleges in the country.

    Court records show the actresses and others allegedly paid hefty bribes -- as much as $6 MILLION -- to get their kids into various schools, including Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and the University of Southern California.

    The US Attorney's Office is holding a press conference at 8:30 AM PT, and we are live streaming here.

    The charges include conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. We've learned Felicity has been arrested and is presently in custody. We're told she will be released on a signature bond ... which essentially is a promise to appear in court.

    The alleged scam was reportedly unearthed after authorities found a California businessman who ran an operation helping students get into the college of their choice. Authorities say parents would pay the man a predetermined amount which he would funnel to an SAT or ACT administrator or a college athletic coach.

    The feds say if the money went to a college coach ... the coach would arrange a fake profile that listed the student as an athlete. If the money went to an exam administrator, the administrator would either hire a proctor to take the SAT/ACT or correct the student's answers.

    As for Loughlin, she and her husband -- Mossimo Giannulli, the founder of Mossimo clothing -- allegedly paid $500,000 to have their 2 daughters designated as recruits for the crew team at USC ... despite the fact they did not actually participate in crew. However, the feds say Mossimo sent action photos of their daughters on rowing machines. Mossimo was also charged in the indictment.

    As for Huffman, she and her husband, William H. Macy, allegedly made a charitable contribution of $15,000 to participate in a college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of their eldest daughter. The indictment says the daughter was given twice the amount of time to take the SAT as other students and the paid proctor agreed to secretly correct her answers afterwards.

    The indictment says the girl received a score of 1420 on her SAT ... an improvement of approximately 400 points over her PSAT.

    Macy was not indicted.

    According to the docs, the FBI recorded phone calls in which Loughlin and Huffman talked about the scheme with a witness who was cooperating with authorities.

    And, the federal indictment out of Boston has a twist ... it says most of the kids admitted to the schools had no idea their parents allegedly greased the wheels to get them in.

    We reached out to the reps for both Felicity and Lori ... so far no word back.
     
  2. dUb

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    There's a movie/HBO miniseries in that :disco:
     
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  3. ameraal

    ameraal true love is making a comeback

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    i don't know whether to lol or feel bad for felicity. she's hardly the only one to have done something like this.

    the education system as a whole feels like a great, big mess. pretty much on par with everything else really.
     
  4. VoR

    VoR Forever in our hearts #Justice4Barb

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    Oh MY!
     
  5. Pipo

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    oh I thought this was something Eurovision related

    NEXT!
     
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    VoR Forever in our hearts #Justice4Barb

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    I wonder which of the other housewives DUBBED HER IN? :disco:
     
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    :D

     
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    Probably not the place for this, but I really hate the phrase “reached out” in news stories.
     
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    That's awful. And yet, I feel like this is only one of the thousand of cases of university briberies
     
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    To be added to Cunt of the Month plz
     
  11. Pipo

    Pipo Gossip is the devil’s telephone, best to hang up!

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    yet leave Lori Loughlin out of this!! She's an ABSOLUTE (ageless) QUEEN.
     
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    At least she didn’t rim a 7 year old.
     
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    QUITE.
     
  14. Jark

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    we'd probably all do the same in her shoes if presented with the opportunity and if we thought our kids just weren't quite smart enough, so I don't totally blame her.

    perhaps she can play herself in the next season of American Crime.
     
  15. Iguana

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    I can't imagine they put her in handcuffs. Could she go to prison for fraud? It doesn't seem particularly terrible but maybe the college system in the US is more complicated than I understand.
     
  16. Phoenix

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    Bail set for 250k, Laughlin on the run

     
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    Fucking infuriating. This is why so many of our kids don't even trying. Why would they when this kinda thing is so common?

    And I bet you she'll come forward with some daft PC comment like "anyone would want the best for their child".
     
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    these sorry ass schools WISH they could keep celebrity children :disco:

    don't you wish the BEST for Moroccan Cannon-Carey and Blue Ivy Carter?

    Bluebell Madonna reportedly being "too famous for school" no one would take her in :disco: :o she will become a Youtube Make Up Artist instead:basil:
     
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    Pipo don't be silly. Those universities will be paying Mariah to enroll her children with them.

    All other celebrity children can die.
     
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    what solace it must be to know that your spawn is not progressing in the world on accord of skill and ambition but because mommy's purse fell into the dean's lap
     
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    Is anyone shocked and appalled at this?

    It’s America, of course money talks
     
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    Isn’t it practically a given over here though? A lot of those Etonians are there because of their family’s money rather than academic abilities. Wasn’t Prince William said to be just an above average student and yet he went to St. Andrews?
     
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    Not surprised by rich (and famous) people cheating with money. Even in Singapore can an elite education be bought
     
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    Exactly - this is so not shocking at all to a British person. A ridiculous number of Oxbridge places go to private school pupils. No way is that because they are all more intelligent.
     
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    Oh apparently she WAS arrested - and at gunpoint! Seems a bit excessive
     
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    Gunpoint?! :D
     
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    I'm not surprised with it being the USA and all.
     
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    Lori Laughlin has been apprehended
     
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    She should sue (and use the money to get her kid in to Oxford instead :side-eye: )
     
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    Do I win a prize?

    I wanna see BLOOD. I want all those parents publicly shamed and reduced to only putting their children through scam colleges and watch their money burn.
     
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    Rowing gives you awful callouses, so I readily believe her.
     
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    I miss when celebrity children just became awful pop stars or famous whores, now Hollywood kids all bribe their way into Ivy League schools so they can set up the exact same app about self-care.
     

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