Read the story here. Advertise at Before It's News here.
Profile image
By Crime, Guns, and Videotape
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views
Last hour:
Last 24 hours:

That College Entrance Fraud and Bribery Tale is beyond Epic!

% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman
Mossimo Giannulli and Lori Loughlin
Los Angeles, CA—I spent the afternoon in the courtroom of Federal Magistrate, Alexander MacKinnon.  He arraigned and set bail for a handful of accused that had already been indicted on Conspiracy and Racketeering charges 
The vast majority of the 31 people were only brought before the court for an Initial Appearance on Complaints.  That’s the first step in the process.  Those brought in on complaints have a bit of wiggle room to save themselves. 

At this point there are some 50 people caught up in this very novel prosecution.  Prosecutors allege that the ringleader, Rick Singer ran a consulting company that facilitated fixing ACT and SAT scores with the use of a ringer by the name of Mark Riddell who took these tests for the applicants.  

Prosecutors also said that Singer proceeded to bribe various school officials and coaches to allow these well-connected, under-achievers a back door entrance to the very best colleges throughout the nation.

Prosecutors allege that Singer netted no less than $25 million over the last decade through this scheme.   

Federal authorities arrested actress Felicity Huffman who according to the complaint, was caught in a wiretapped conversation trying to seal the deal with Singer.  On the phone with them was Huffman’s husband, actor William H. Macy.  So far Macy has not been charged. This has an odor of prosecutorial mischief, perhaps aimed at getting the couple to cooperate with authorities. 

Another well-known actress, Lori Loughlin somehow evaded the FBI Dragnet but is expected to surrender with her lawyer very soon. Her Husband, Mossimo Giannulli was not so lucky and spent the better part of the day as a Federal prisoner.  

Bail was set on various defendants between $1Million and $50,000.00. Huffman’s bail was set at $250,000.00. The defendants were all ordered to surrender their passports and stay within the confines of the Continental United States. 

As for the parents, one family paid $6.5 Million to get their child into a prestigious school.  Others paid very handsomely to sidestep those annoying admission requirements. 

That begs me to suggest that this was the most egregious case of entrapment I’ve ever seen.  Tell me what parent could not be convinced to help their precious children.  

If there is a crime here, it involves the bribe takers and Rick Singer. Punishing wealthy parents for helping the children is fundamentally flawed. The US Attorney is far from finished here.  Who knows what other hapless parents will be made to take this very public, Perp Walk?

There are over 3600 stories on this blog go to the main page at


Before It’s News® is a community of individuals who report on what’s going on around them, from all around the world.

Anyone can join.
Anyone can contribute.
Anyone can become informed about their world.

"United We Stand" Click Here To Create Your Personal Citizen Journalist Account Today, Be Sure To Invite Your Friends.

Please Help Support BeforeitsNews by trying our Natural Health Products below!

Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Humic & Fulvic Trace Minerals Complex - Nature's most important supplement! Vivid Dreams again!

HNEX HydroNano EXtracellular Water - Improve immune system health and reduce inflammation.

Ultimate Clinical Potency Curcumin - Natural pain relief, reduce inflammation and so much more.

MitoCopper - Bioavailable Copper destroys pathogens and gives you more energy. (See Blood Video)

Oxy Powder - Natural Colon Cleanser!  Cleans out toxic buildup with oxygen!

Nascent Iodine - Promotes detoxification, mental focus and thyroid health.

Smart Meter Cover -  Reduces Smart Meter radiation by 96%! (See Video).

Report abuse


    Your Comments
    Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

    Load more ...




    Email this story
    Email this story

    If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

    If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.