Dozens charged in alleged college admissions cheating scheme

A teenage girl who did not play soccer magically became a star soccer recruit at Yale. Cost to her parents: $1.2 million.

Nearly 50 people, including actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, have been charged in an alleged $25 million college entrance exam cheating scheme, according to court documents unsealed in Boston on Tuesday. Authorities said wealthy parents used a college preparatory business,

Edge College & Career Network, to get their children into elite colleges, including Yale and Stanford, using such methods as cheating on standardized tests and bribing coaches and administrators to treat students as recruited athletes regardless of their athletic ability.

“There can be no separate college admission for the wealthy,” U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling said, “and I will add there will not be a separate criminal justice system either.”

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