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FILE – In this September 17, 2018 archive photo, Felicity Huffman, left, and William H. Macy arrive at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Huffman and Lori Loughlin were indicted with nearly 50 people on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, as part of a ploy in which wealthy parents bribed college coaches and insiders at screening centers for helping their children get to the most prestigious schools in the country, federal attorneys said. Court documents revealed that a witness who met the witness had met Huffman and Macy at their home in Los Angeles and had explained to them the scam. The co-worker told the investigators that Huffman and his wife "accepted the plan". (Photo by Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP, File)

Latest news on a college corruption scandal that resulted in charges against coaches and celebrities (local time): 10:40 am According to tax records, a California charity accused of pouring money into national anti-corruption scheme at colleges claims to have donated $ 500,000 Associated Press article on Key Worldwide Foundation documents shows Southern Cal's contributions are part of approximately $ 2 million in grants granted in recent years. The foundation reported revenues that jumped from $ 451,600 in 2013 to $ 3.7 million in 2016. A message left late Tuesday at the school was not immediately sent back.The founder of The foundation, William "Rick" Singer, pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon and admitted to using his company and charity in the newspaper. A judge states that actress Felicity Huffman can be released for $ 250,000 in a case where she is accused of paying a bribe to guarantee the admission of her girl in college. A judge ordered the star "Desperate Housewives" to restrict his trip. Court documents indicate that Huffman paid $ 15,000 that she disguised as a charitable donation so her daughter could take part in the fraud scam at the entrance examination to college. The records show a cooperating witness met with Huffman and her husband, actor William H Macy, at their home in Los Angeles, explained to them that he "controlled" a test center and that 39 It was possible that someone secretly changes his daughter's answers. The person told the investigators that the couple had accepted the plan. Mary attended the initial appearance of his wife. He was not charged and the authorities did not explain why. 6:30 pm Four people arrested in New York as part of the college admissions procedure were released with a bail of US $ 500,000 after brief court appearance in Manhattan federal court. Gregory Abbott's lawyers Gordon Caplan and Elizabeth and Manuel Henriquez declined to comment after their clients appeared before a magistrate to face conspiracy charges to commit postal fraud and honest service fraud. A prosecutor had sought a $ 1 million bail to Abbott, the New York founder of a beverage packaging company, claiming he was at risk of flight. Caplan, of Greenwich, Connecticut ), is co-chair of the Willkie Farr & Gallagher law firm, which has 700 lawyers in 10 offices in six countries. Manuel Henriquez, president of Hercules Capital Inc., has shook his head several times in court. Elizabeth Henriquez seemed upset and was passing her hand through her hair several times. 6:15 pm. The University of Southern California announced the dismissal of two employees indicted as part of a corruption ploy. which allowed wealthy parents to bring their children to the best universities. On Tuesday, Assistant Director of Sport Donna Heinel and water polo coach Jovan Vavic were fired. The news came several hours after both prosecutors were named in a large indictment indicted by federal prosecutors in Boston. recruited for his water polo team to facilitate their admission to the university. The USC indicated that it was also reviewing its admissions procedures. Prosecutors allege that Heinel also helped facilitate admissions after receiving bribes. Heinel's lawyer did not make any comment on Tuesday. FBI spokesman Jason White said Vavic was arrested Tuesday in Honolulu. 5:45 pm: The lawyer of a consultant who admitted managing a corruption scheme in colleges nationwide said that his client had the intention to cooperate fully with federal prosecutors. Lawyer Donald Heller told reporters that William "Rick" Singer is "full of remorse and contrite and wants to move on." Heller said Singer was "relieved that this party is over". Authorities say the parents paid him significant amounts of money to bribe coaches and administrators to help them integrate their children into elite universities. John Vandemoer, former coach Chief of sailing at Stanford, pleaded guilty Tuesday to the acceptance of Rob Fisher, his lawyer, said that Vandemoer regretted that Stanford was drawn into the case and that Vandemoer loved the school and his students.Fisher noted that Vandemoer had not cashed the money received in exchange for the recommendation of potential students. for admission, unlike other coaches who have been charged. The money was earmarked for Stanford's sailing program. 5:30 pm The actor William H. Macy was admitted to an audience hall in Los Angeles before his wife, the lorry. Actress Felicity Huffman, is accused of paying a bribe to guarantee the admission of her daughter to college. Huffman This is one of dozens of people arrested Tuesday in Los Angeles in a a huge corruption scam in universities. According to court records, Huffman reportedly paid $ 15,000, disguised as a charitable donation so that his daughter could participate in the fraudulent scam at the entrance to the college. Macy was not charged; the authorities have not said why. Huffman representatives did not return a message asking for comments. The actress Lori Loughlin (LAWK -Lin) was also charged but was not arrested on Tuesday. Her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, was arrested at their home and is expected to appear at Tuesday's hearing in Los Angeles. The founder of an admission consulting firm pleaded guilty earlier in Boston on Tuesday for leading the ploy. A recently sacked Stanford sail coach also pleaded guilty in Boston for accepting bribes. 4:10 pm The former sailing coach of Stanford University admitted to accepting bribes. de-vin to help students go to school claiming to be sports recruits.John Vandemoer was the second person to plead guilty on Tuesday in the broad scheme of corruption in college admissions. He is accused of racket conspiracy. According to authorities, Vandemoer conspired with an admissions consultant to claim that two potential students were competitive sailors in exchange for payments to the Stanford Navigation Program. The student, William "Rick" Singer, pleaded guilty earlier on Tuesday. They are among the 50 people charged with the biggest fraud on admissions to universities ever pursued by the Ministry of Justice. 3:20 pm: The founder of an admissions counseling firm pleaded guilty to He led a nationwide college-level corruption ploy involving wealthy parents and coaches at elite universities. William Rick Singer of Newport Beach, California, pleaded guilty to Boston Federal Court Tuesday on charges of racketeering conspiracy and obstruction of justice. Singer is among the 50 accused, according to what federal officials have said is the biggest scam ever before the courts. The Ministry of Justice has been charged. students at schools like Yale, Georgetown and Stanford University. Prosecutors say their parents have paid Singer an estimated $ 25 million to entice coaches and administrators to claim that their kids are sporting recruits to guarantee their admission. – 15:00 Stanford University says he has fired his sailing coach, John Vandemoer, in a corruption scandal at a college. Vandemoer has been accused of accepting a total of $ 270,000 contributions to the school program for agreeing to recommend the admission of two potential students. The school said Tuesday that no students had come to Stanford, but that "the alleged behavior goes completely against Stanford's values," Stanford said. There is no evidence that anyone The school is involved but will conduct an internal review. Vandemoer should plead Tuesday in Boston. 1:40 pm: The NCAA said it would review complaints against college coaches and administrators in the scandal of corruption in admissions. The NCAA said the "charges laid today are troubling and should be of concern to all higher education." The rules governing recruitment are intended to prevent schools and coaches from providing inappropriate benefits and incentives to athletes. In this case, parents paid coaches to help students enter college by falsifying their sporting credentials and claiming that students were recruited to play sports. The NCAA says it is reviewing the allegations "to determine to what extent the NCAA rules may have been violated." ___ 1:35 pm: The University of California at Los Angeles announced that his football coach, Jorge Salcedo, had been put on leave pending a review and UCLA said in a statement Tuesday that it was a "victim" fraudulent scheme ", but that he was not aware of any suspected student-athlete. Court documents say that Salcedo, head coach of the men's team, helped two candidates who did not play competitive football to sign up for UCLA in exchange for $ 100,000 in 2016 and 2018. According to the authorities, nine coaches in elite schools were recruited. Forest Forest University suspended its head volleyball coach following the comprehensive federal intake bribe investigation. 1:15 pmWilliam H. Macy spoke about the "stressful" application process From his daughter in college earlier this year. Before his wife, Felicity Huffman, was among more than 30 parents charged with a major corruption swindle in college. Macy said in an interview with Parade magazine in January that her family was "at the heart of the college application period, which is so stressful." Huffman was one of 13 people, including actress Lori Loughlin (LAWK -Lin), arrested Tuesday in Los Angeles. The authorities did not explain why Macy was not charged. Court documents indicate that Huffman paid $ 15,000 disguised as charitable donations so that his daughter could participate in the fraudulent scam at the college entrance. Authorities say it's the biggest scam ever against a college. Justice. 1:00 pmWake Forest University says it has suspended its head volleyball coach amidst a vast federal investigation into bribes. The North Carolina school claims to have put Bill Ferguson on administrative leave but declined comment. Ferguson is accused of receiving $ 100,000. Other coaches are accused of accepting bribes. wine to allow the admission of students to schools such as Georgetown University and the University of Southern California. Prosecutors say the bribes were orchestrated by William "Rick" Singer, a California admissions consultant. is expected to plead guilty to charges including the racket conspiracy.USC says that it is re Prosecutors said that the investigation was ongoing, but that it seemed that schools were not going to do anything. were not involved in the 12:55 ploy: the FBI announced that 13 accused in a fraudulent scam for corruption in the admission system had been arrested The Los Angeles area including actress Felicity Huffman . Officials say the first court appearances are scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. The actress Lori Loughlin (LAWK -Lin) is among those charged but was not arrested on Tuesday morning. Her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, was arrested at their home. Court documents indicate that Ms. Huffman paid $ 15,000 that she disguised as a charitable donation so that her daughter could participate in fraudulent scams at the college entrance. , actor William H. Macy, at their home in Los Angeles and explained to them the scam. The co-worker told the investigators that Huffman and his wife "accepted the plan". Macy was not charged; the authorities have not said why. Huffman representatives did not return a message asking for comments. Loughlin's representatives made no comment. 12:15 pm According to federal officials, charges have been laid against 50 people. This is the biggest scam regarding college admissions ever pursued by the Department of Justice. nine elite school coaches and 33 parents who, according to prosecutors, have paid "huge sums of money" to guarantee the admission of their children.Coaches are accused of accepting bribes to allow the admission of students to schools such as Wake Forest University, Georgetown University and the University of New Brunswick. University of Southern California. Lawyer Andrew Lelling, in Boston, said Tuesday at a press conference that colleges were not the target of the ongoing investigation. According to the authorities, the authorities believe that other relatives have been involved. Court documents indicate that a California admissions consulting firm has received $ 25 million from 2011 to February 2019. The accused parents include actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman. Loughlin representatives did not comment. According to the authorities, parents spent between $ 200,000 and $ 6.5 million to ensure the admission of their children. 11:45 am Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are at least 40 people indicted in a scandal of corruption in the college. in the sitcom ABC "Full House" and Huffman played in "Desperate Housewives" on ABC. The two men were charged with conspiracy to commit mail and electronic fraud in unrevealed indictments on Tuesday in federal court in Boston. Court documents indicate that Ms. Huffman would have paid $ 15,000 that she would have disguised as a charitable donation so that her daughter could participate in fraudulent scams at the college entrance. a cooperating witness met Huffman and her husband at their home in Los Angeles and explained to them the scam. The co-worker told the investigators that Huffman and his wife had "accepted the plan". Huffman is married to actor William H. Macy. The message requesting comments was left to representatives of Huffman and Loughlin. 11:20 am Coaches and other people were charged The charges of Racket conspiracy unveiled Tuesday were brought against school coaches, including the University of Wake Forest, Georgetown and the University of Southern California. Authorities say coaches have accepted bribes. In exchange for the admission of students as athletes According to their parents, parents paid $ 25 million to an admissions consultant from 2011 to February 2019 to entice coaches and students. administrators to tag their kids as recruited athletes to increase their chances of entering the school. Prosecutors allege that fake sports profiles have also been fabricated so that students look like strong high school athletes when they actuall Authorities say that the consulting firm has also corrupted the administrators of college entrance exams to allow a Florida man to take the tests on behalf of the students or replace their answers with his answers. 10:45 AM: Federal authorities have indicted Racket conspiracy charges were unveiled Tuesday against school coaches , including the University of Wake Forest, Georgetown and the University of Southern California. Coaches have accepted kickbacks in exchange for the admission of students as athletes, regardless of their ability.