The goal of the alleged scam was to help student athletes get into college, regardless of their athletic ability, according to the indictment. The colleges listed include Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and the University of Southern California.
Rudy Meredith, who resigned last fall as the winningest women's soccer coach in Yale University history, was among nine coaches indicted.
Officials said most students involved were unaware of the scheme.
The FBI said 13 defendants have been taken into custody in the Los Angeles area, including Huffman.
The world of college sports, extremely rich people, and shady business practices intersected in a magnificent way on Tuesday as federal prosecutors announced charges filed against 50 individuals in a massive college entrance fraud ring.
"Singer counseled parents to take their children to a therapist to get a letter" saying they had learning disabilities and needed extra time to complete the SAT or ACT, Lelling said.
Several high profile celebrities, CEOs and college coaches, were indicted on Tuesday for allegedly participating in a scheme "focused on getting students admitted to elite universities as recruited athletes, regardless of their athletic abilities, and helping potential students cheat on their college exams".
College coaches were also allegedly bribed to label applicants as athletic recruits.
If you were an actress on an ABC sitcom that aired at some point in the 1990s, apparently the easiest way to get back in the news is to bribe college officials to let your undeserving kids get into school.
Court documents say an admissions consulting company in California was paid $25 million from 2011 through February 2019 to help facilitate the bribes.
Coaches are accused of taking bribes to admit students at schools including Wake Forest University, Georgetown University and the University of Southern California.
Kudlow tells Fox News Sunday he's confident that economic growth will top 3 percent in 2019 and beyond. "I think it's essential". Some economists, though, say the bump from the tax cuts is waning, and they project slower economic expansion in coming years.
More than 20 are dead with the number expected to climb as hospitals report more than 50 wounded, many in critical condition. It announced 47 strikes past year in which scores of militants were killed, and two in January.
After only 130 minor league games, Harper burst on the major league stage in 2012 and won the Rookie of the Year Award. The Phillies are expected to announce Harper's signing at a press conference on Saturday, according to USA Today .
Bolton said that it would be a mistake to fall "for the North Korean action for action ploy" because it doesn't work. North Korea will choose deputies for the 14th Supreme People's Assembly, Yonhap news agency stated in a report .
India confirmed that one MiG-21 fighter jet was shot down in an "aerial engagement" with Pakistani forces on Wednesday morning. Ghafoor, the Pakistani military spokesman, said the strikes were aimed at "avoiding human loss and collateral damage".
India described the strike as preemptive and driven by highly specific intelligence about a credible imminent threat. He said Pakistan scrambled its warplanes and the Indian jets released their payload "in haste" near Balakot .
The president's budget proposal looks to hire almost 3,000 law enforcement personnel for the agencies involved in border security. To avoid another government shutdown, Congress will have to pass the 2020 budget by October 1, when the 2020 fiscal year starts.
His wife, Myra Hiatt, died in 2011 and he started dating Ricki Noel Lander, 39, in 2012. "Well it's very sad. Kraft is a major supporter of President Donald Trump , donating $1 million to his inauguration.
A doctor attends a victim, who had consumed bootleg liquor, at a hospital in Jorhat in the north-eastern state of Assam, India. One worker who is undergoing treatment at Golaghat Hospital told the BBC that he had been at a tea plantation on Thursday.
State officials say MA employers added an estimated 11,400 jobs in January while the unemployment rate held steady at 3.1 percent. Retail sales, homebuilding, business spending and exports all declined in December , setting the economy on a slower growth path.
Pakistan is under global pressure to take action against proscribed groups responsible for carrying out terror activities. Speaking about Thar's coal reserves, he said that the natural resources of the area would certainly change Pakistan.
Colin Allred (D-Texas) said he disagreed with what Omar said and believed "there should be an apology", according to The Hill . The remarks have exploded into a larger debate over how Congress should respond to individual racial and religious grievances.
Zion Williamson won’t play for Duke against UNC
Without having to face Williamson, North Carolina would be a long way toward its first regular-season sweep of Duke since 2009. After the teams shoot-around at Duke Saturday morning, the decision was announced that he will miss the regular-season finale.
UK patient 'free' of HIV after stem cell treatment
Scientists are looking at finding a way to inject a patient with modified immune cells that can resist the HIV virus. But a reservoir of cells carrying HIV can still remain in the body, in a resting state, for many years.
Winter Storm Scott Slams Northeast
A Winter Storm Warning means that travel is expected to be unsafe and potentially impossible for some periods during the storm. From West Virginia to ME , school districts canceled classes or scheduled delayed openings due to the storm.
Chelsea boss Sarri wary of Fulham after Ranieri sacking
To think he spent the time to write a long detailed message giving me advice on how he sees things was truly inspirational. Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri could restore Kepa Arrizabalaga to his starting line-up at Fulham on Sunday.