"Some of these individuals may have been minors at the time of their application process".
Gordon Caplan, who prosecutors say paid $75,000 a year ago to have some of his daughter's wrong answers corrected on a college entrance exam, was placed on leave from his post as co-chairman of the global law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, the company said on Wednesday.
Lori Loughlin's daughters are in the spotlight after federal prosecutors charged the actress for paying to get her children into college.
USA attorney Andrew Lelling announced that the parents charged in the scam represent "a catalog of wealth and privilege".
In the meantime, officials at universities including Yale, Stanford and Georgetown must now examine criminal claims made against key staffers, some of whom already have parted ways.
In each case, they allegedly took photos of their daughters on rowing machines to make it appear as if they were, in fact, rowers, and submitted these images as part of fake athletic profiles.
"For every student admitted through fraud", Lelling said, "an honest, genuinely talented student was rejected". Olivia's mother has not been arrested yet, but she's been charged.
A spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed to ET that there is an arrest warrant out for Lori, who was out of town and not at her house when authorities showed up. The 19-year-old University of Southern California freshman has found herself caught in the crossfire after her parents, actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, allegedly paid $500,000 for her and her sister to gain admission to the elite university.
Judge Steve Kim allowed Loughlin to travel within the continental United States and British Columbia, where she is working. But the TV star was ordered to relinquish her passport by December.
Prosecutors revealed on Tuesday that they planned to indicted more than 40 people in the "largest college admissions scam ever", with Loughlin, 54, and Giannulli, 55, on their list. His next court appearance also is set for March 29 in Boston. TVLine reports that Huffman, known for her role on Desperate Housewives, a "charitable contribution" of $15,000 (£11,500) to participate in the scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter.
Huffman has been charged with felony conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, according to federal court documents filed Monday in MA. "And it totally came across that I'm ungrateful for college - I'm going to a really nice school", she said. She's was released after posting $250,000 bail. It seems that acting is not the only thing her parents helped her with.
Some spent between $200,000 and $6.5 million to guarantee admissions for their children, FBI Special Agent Joseph Bonavolonta said.
We'll update the story as more information comes out.
"Mostly my parents really wanted me to go because both of them didn't go to college".
Sitting beside Isabella in an interview with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, Loughlin shared that Isabella would soon be heading off to college.
"For my husband too, their dad, never we were never like, 'At school you got to get straight A's.' We were never those parents".
There were dual avenues for carrying out the scheme, Lelling explained. William "Rick" Singer, the ringleader of the scam and owner of a college counseling service, pleaded guilty in court yesterday on a number of charges. "The corrupt behavior alleged by the Department of Justice is an affront to our university's deeply held values of inclusion and fairness".