Actresses, CEOs arrested in nationwide college admissions cheating scam


Posted on: March 12th, 2019 by ABC News No Comments

sshepard/iStock(BOSTON) — Actresses and chief executives are among 50 people arrested in a nationwide college admissions cheating scam, according to court records unsealed in Boston Tuesday.

Those indicted allegedly paid bribes of up to $6 million to get their children into elite colleges, including Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and the University of Southern California, federal prosecutors said.

In most cases the students did not know their admission was contingent on a bribe, officials said.

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