Updated: 1:59 PM ET, Wed April 10, 2019
Of the staggering 50 people who got caught in one of the largest college admissions cheating scheme ever prosecuted in the United States, both Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin have become the two faces associated with the scandal, with many following the case wondering if they will end up behind bars for the crime.
Huffman and Loughlin are among 33 parents accused of using their wealth to cheat on standardized tests for their children while bribing college coaches and administrators who had superior authority regarding admissions for students.
The investigation of the scandal took a drastic turn on Monday when Huffman and a dozen other parents, including one coach, all agreed to plead guilty to mail fraud and other forms of bribery, highlighting on the individual actions both women have taken since the scandal surfaced.
While there’s still little news regarding how both women are handling the fallout, here is what we
know so far about both of the actresses:
Huffman has agreed to plead guilty to paying $15,000 to a fake charity that was associated with Rick Singer to facilitate cheating on SATs for her daughter. Singer ran a college prep business and accepted bribery from wealthy parents to cheat on standardized tests for their children. He also bribed college coaches to assign their children falsely as recruited athletes, clearing their path to have an immediate entry, a criminal complaint mentioned.
Huffman has since released a public apology.
Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli who is a fashion designer, are accused of paying $500,000 to a fake charity to allow their two daughters access into the University of Southern California as crew recruits. Their daughters did not participate in the bribery their parents committed.
The famous couple appeared last week in Boston federal court but have not indicated how they plan to plead against the charges.
Loughlin has not mentioned much. However, late last month the actress was caught on video by paparazzi in Los Angeles. The star said she was sorry but couldn’t talk about her legal issues at the time.
“You can follow me around all day if you want, but I just can’t comment right now,” Loughlin said. “But thank you for your time.”