A massive FBI investigation coming to head, the Justice Department charging fifty people in an elaborate scheme aimed at securing admission to prestigious universities.
Among the parents charged are several notable names, including CEOs, a fashion designer, and actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, who was arrested in Los Angeles.
Much of the indictment revolves around a man named William Singer, the founder of a college preparation business.
The scam worked in two ways, through test scores and athletics.
In some cases parents allegedly paying for third-parties to take ACT and SAT exams on behalf of their children.
In others, Singer contacted college coaches to help students gain admission as recruited athletes, regardless of their athletic ability.
The indictment accuses defendants of committing crimes between 2011 and 2019.