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March 13, 2019

Celebrities, coaches charged in college bribery scheme

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and COLLIN BINKLEY
Associated Press

BOSTON — Fifty people, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the nation's most selective schools.

Federal authorities called it the biggest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the U.S. Justice Department, with the parents accused of paying an estimated $25 million in bribes.


 
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