Other prominent parents charged by the Boston U.S. attorney's office include Felicity Huffman, the actress who starred in "Desperate Housewives"; Gordon Caplan, the co-chairman of global law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher; and Bill McGlashan Jr., who heads a buyout investment arm of private equity firm TPG Capital. Giannulli was released on a $1 million bond.
Her husband, actor William H. Macy, has not been charged, although an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent stated in an affidavit that he was in the room when Huffman first heard the pitch from a scam insider.
It includes Desperate Housewives actress Felicity Huffman and Full House star Lori Laughlin who have been charged in connection with the alleged $25 million university admissions scandal in the United States.
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 U.S. 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.
Some of the children were reportedly aware of the scheme but none have been charged.
The actress was allowed to retain her passport for her work on a film project in British Columbia, NBC News reported.
In the meantime, many other celebs have taken to social media to either criticise and condemn the parents or roast them over the scandal.
According to court records, Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, the creator of clothing brand Mossimo, "agreed to pay bribes totalling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team" even though they did not participate in crew.More news: Lawyer told Cohen he could 'sleep well' after talking to Giuliani: emails
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William "Rick" Singer founder of the Edge College & Career Network, departs federal court in Boston on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, after he pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Prosecutors in the US attorney's office in Boston say his company, Edge College & Career Network, amassed $25 million through the fraud.
The coaches worked at schools such as Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, Wake Forest, the University of Texas, the University of Southern California and the University of California at Los Angeles.
Stanford sailing coach John Vandemoer on Tuesday pleaded guilty in Boston.
A former Yale soccer coach pleaded guilty before the documents went public and helped build the case against others.
Meanwhile, Huffman has been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.
Prosecutors said it was up to the universities to decide what to do with students admitted through cheating.