On Tuesday, March 12, many around the country were shocked to learn of the massive college admissions scandal the FBI dubbed Operation Varsity Blues. The U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, whose office ran the case alongside the FBI, made relevant court documents available to the public on their website, but what stood out to entertainment fans was that actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were among those indicted! Here is everything you need to know about the scandal and the two star’s involvement:
13. What Happened
The scandal came to light after FBI released documents revealing that many rich and influential parents had paid predetermined amounts that were then funnelled to to an SAT or ACT administrator or a college athletic coach to get their children into elite schools. So far 50 people have been indicted in the scam, and the schools involved include UCLA, USC, Yale Georgetown, Stanford, University of San Diego, the University of Texas at Austin and Wake Forest University. Andrew Lelling, U.S. District Attorney of Massachusetts, noted that, “The schools are not considered co-conspirators.” But added that some college coaches and one administrator, USC senior associate athletic director Dr. Donna Heinel, have been indicted.