College Admissions Scandal

On March 12, at least 50 people were found to be part of a scheme that involved bribery and cheating their children into colleges and universities. Many of these parents paid millions of dollars in order for their children to be accepted into an elite school. Some of the schools involved were Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and many others.

An FBI probe discovered that a web of celebrities, executives and many other wealthy figures are involved in what the U.S. Justice Department claims to be one of the most biggest college admissions scandal in the United States. Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin and actor William Singer were named to be involved in the scandal.

As a result, Loughlin has now been removed from both Netflix and Hallmark. She was known for her roles in “Fuller House,” Netflix’s revival of “Full House,” and in many Hallmark movies and series.

“We are no longer working with Lori Loughlin and have stopped development of all productions that air on the Crown Media Family Network channels involving Lori Loughlin – including Garage Sale Mysteries,” Hallmark executive said in a interview with Los Angeles Times.

The FBI has stated that William Singer was the one that orchestrated the whole scheme. There were two kinds of frauds that he was selling in order to help wealthy families. One involved a third party taking the SAT or ACT on behalf of their child, while the other involved paying coaches to recruit and admit students with made-up resumes.

The U.S. Department of Justice has claimed that the parents paid to add extra time for their children to finish their standardized tests. They even paid to correct any answers that their child got wrong.

Many students at Lakeview are not taking this recent news lightly. Many said they are upset and think that it’s not fair for people with money to think that they could do whatever they want.

“I studied hard for the SATs and to hear that their parents cheated their child in is not fair for the rest of us who tried hard on it,” junior Camila Rosales said.