Listen: Judge approves $250K bond for Felicity Huffman
"Well, it looks as if it had tentacles all over the country. And we're talking about is this story a sweeping college, admissions and bribery scam and pretty ingenious I mean evil, but but ingenious and we're talking about a couple of realm known Hollywood actresses. Felicity huffman. She was the star. I guess of program, very popular program called full house and Laurie Lachlan and Lori Laurie. Lock in no Huffman is was Fook Laughlin is full house and Felicity Huffman. Desperate housewives, right and Huffman appearing in court out in Los Angeles. And judge says, okay. Two hundred fifty thousand dollars bond and go free two hundred fifty thousand born is is pretty that's a pretty hefty amount. But when you figure twenty five thousand dollars cash, right? And when you figure that the amount alleged in bribes in this scheme twenty five million dollars. Yeah. That that's quite that's quite an amount of money with a lot of people fifty people indicted, including I guess the guy who was the the mastermind flipped. A guy who's appropriately named William Rick singer singer. Yes, he singing he is. And he pleaded guilty. In Boston federal court today is charged with racketeering conspiracy money laundering conspiracy and obstruction of Justice pled guilty. He'll be sentenced at a at a different point in time. So the way this work, we'll talk with some of the most distinguished universities in the country that have been touched by this Yale Georgetown, Stanford Wake Forest, you USC and others. I think there's a story tonight. That says that be you and BC in northeastern might have been touched by this. They weren't implicated the the apparently received some exam scores that that were apparently connected with this. Yeah. But we're not implicated no-one goodness. Thank goodness at my alma mater, Boston University or BC my law school, alma mater. No, one at those schools did anything wrong. No. They were not implicated in this in this game. Excellent. However coaches. At some of these schools have all lost their jobs. Yeah. Apparently, what they what the they were doing was parents of the kids who wanted to get them into these elite schools. These coaches allegedly would fake this particular kid was the greatest this or that or whatever to get them in on a on a student athlete scholarship. And then some of the parents allegedly. Made the payments in the form of donations. And whatever will they weren't high profile college coaches, we're talking about a sailing coach at at at Stanford. He's already been been fired by Stanford. I think there was what's water polo water, Paul? These were not your top line sport week Wake Forest. Volleyball coach or a head volleyball coach, I guess a women's volleyball volleyball team. And somebody who was the head of the. The head coach of of a team at UCLA. So so basically some of these students who had not participated at a high school level or anywhere. They either had not participated or were. Such far down on the. They weren't in your top tier athletes. Right. And and in some cases, photographs were doctored photographs of the of the students who were applying religiously doctored. They photo shopped high school, and and some some students allegedly had sit ins for them taking these SAT scan exams apparently at two locations one in Houston and one in in Los in Hollywood, you your kid could go and you would ask for additional time. Get a doctor's note that said that he or she had a learning disability. And as a consequence there was an individual who then would slip into the room. They paid off the people who are administering the test. Obviously everybody had left, and then this other I guess brilliant test taker would slip into the room, and that's an and yet the money that changed hands here in the millions. And yet some people. People who were qualified to get into college did not get in because of this situation every person who got in fraudulently guaranteed that another student would have gotten in in"