Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among 50 parents, sports coaches and college prep executives accused of carrying out a national conspiracy to get students into prestigious colleges.
The purpose of the alleged scam was to help student athletes get into colleges as recruited athletes, regardless of their athletic ability.
The criminal complaint claims Huffman paid $15,000 to someone who controlled an SAT testing center.
That person proctored her eldest daughter’s exam and corrected her incorrect answers.
The cheating reportedly scored the student at 1420 on the test, a 400 point increase from her PSAT score.
Loughlin is accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to have her two daughters recruited to the USC crew team.
The complaint said neither daughter was actually a rower.
The indictment alleges that a third-party took the ACT and SAT college entrance exams in place of the students.
The indictment also alleges some defendants created fake athletic profiles for students to make them appear to be successful and get them into college.
Federal prosecutors say athletic coaches from Yale, Stanford, USC, Wake Forest and Georgetown, among others, are implicated as well as parents and exam administrators.