According to the US-based media reports, Hollywood actresses Huffman and Lori Loughlin have been charged along with almost 50 other people in what the United States prosecutors say was a scheme in which wealthy parents paid bribes to get their children into some of the nation's most elite colleges by faking or facilitating ACT/SAT exams.
The racketeering conspiracy charges unveiled Tuesday were also brought against athletic coaches at schools including Wake Forest University, Georgetown University and the University of Southern California.
Even with the apology, Giannulli's remarks are bound to add insult to injury to those concerned about well-resourced Americans allegedly illegally bribing their way through the supposedly merit-based word of college admissions.
Agents allege that Huffman and her husband, William Macy, "made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000.to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter". A confidential informant told investigators that he told Huffman he could arrange for a third party to correct her daughter's answers on the SAT after she took it.
The Internet is blowing up with snarky remarks as people connect Lori Loughlin's Full House character - Aunt Becky - with the breaking news of her alleged involvement in a massive college admissions cheating scandal.
A Justice Department official in Los Angeles said 13 of those indicted were taken into custody Tuesday morning; according to reports Huffman was among them.
According to CNN, Macy is not charged or named in court documents.
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"These parents are a catalog of wealth and privilege", Andrew Lelling, the US attorney in Boston, said at a news conference.
In total, roughly 50 individuals - including Loughlin's husband, Mossimo Giannulli, as well as business executives - have been charged. Under the guise of a non-profit company that helped students with their college admissions, Singer would pay to have SAT and ACT tests retaken or scores changed, and also for students to be accepted through athletic programs in sports they didn't actually play.
University of Southern California said of the alleged scheme: "We are aware of the ongoing wide-ranging criminal investigation involving universities nationwide, including USC".
Singer stated that this was not a good idea because when he discussed the possibility of Isabella's admission with him a year he thought the family 'would be good for a million plus'.
"The parents and other defendants are clearly the prime movers in this fraud".