Felicity Huffman surrenders passport following court appearance in alleged college bribery scheme

Felicity Huffman surrenders passport following court appearance in alleged college bribery scheme

The two are among 50 people charged for taking part in the largest such scam in USA history, which steered students into elite universities including Yale, Georgetown and Stanford by cheating the admissions process.

Sources familiar with Huffman's arrest told the paper that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents with guns drawn showed up at the actress' home at 6 a.m.to take her into custody. Singer was paid $100,000 to $6.5 million by parents to engage in the scam, prosecutors said. "And A.C.T. And second securing admission to elite colleges by bribing coaches at those schools to accept certain students under false pretenses", Andrew Lelling, U.S. Attorney for the District of MA, said in a press conference.

Loughlin, who did not appear in court on Tuesday, reportedly has been filming a movie in Vancouver.

The scam was allegedly run by a man in California who ran a college-counseling agency nicknamed "the Key".

Authorities say the consulting company also bribed administrators of college entrance exams to allow a Florida man to take the tests on behalf of students or replace their answers with his.

Loughlin is accused of paying Singer $500,000 to help cheat her daughters' way into the University of Southern California (USC) by bribing rowing coaches at the school to pretend the girls were gifted rowers.

The nationwide scandal involved parents shelling out millions to alter test scores and fake athletic credentials.

Singer agreed to plead guilty to fraud charges and assisted investigators in obtaining evidence against his customers and co-conspirators. It probably doesn't help that she publicly posted she "doesn't care about school" and is excited for "game days and partying".

A witness also stated that Huffman was involved in the scheme.

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Huffman is accused of hatching a plan with Singer and her husband, William H. Macy, in the couple's home.

It's alleged that she arranged to use the scheme again for her younger daughter, but decided against it.

After Felicity Huffman was arrested for her alleged role in the college admission fraud scandal, we've EXCLUSIVELY learned her inner circle is 'rocked, ' as no one ever thought 'she could be accused of anything like this'.

"This case is about the widening corruption of elite college admissions through the steady application of wealth combined with fraud".

"My daughter Sofia, the oldest, is going to LAHSA [Los Angeles High School of the Arts]".

"I know this is craziness, I know it is".

"YOU FAILED THESE KIDS", she said. I'm the outlier in this thing. "I wouldn't mind! I mean, this is awful", she added.

Several colleges have already released their statements claiming they were "victims" of the bribery scheme, Fox News reported earlier.

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