Much of the online commentary around the 2019 college admissions scandal has centered around actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman. But while their fame has propelled them to the forefront of the furore, they are merely two out of 50 people accused of involvement. And many of their fellow indictees are also prominent figures.
News of the so-called college admissions scandal broke in March 2019 when it was disclosed by United States federal prosecutors. Their criminal complaint indicted 50 people accused of committing fraud offenses. And according to investigators, the scheme involved the bribery of examination officials and college coaching staff to get students into elite schools.
The scheme was reportedly set up by William Rick Singer. An inhabitant of Newport Beach, California, Singer ran a college consultation business called The Edge College & Career Network. However, he was also the owner of the Key Worldwide Foundation, a non-profit group established to give educational opportunities to those from disadvantaged backgrounds.