Another major scam in top universities of the US
Not many days after the US administration brought fake Farmington University case into the limelight, another major scam in the education sector has hit the country which crept under the stones from many years.
A case was filed by a Bay Area mother on Thursday in San Francisco Superior Court which claims that her son was rejected from certain universities due to cheating by wealthy parents. Two class action lawsuits have already been filed on behalf of two Stanford students, Erica Olsen, and Kalea Woods.
It was observed that since years, reputed and prestigious universities like Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, University of Southern California and many other universities conduct an entrance examination for the students which also includes a mandatory physical test. But the news came out that the famous Hollywood stars have been bribing the universities with millions of dollars for back door entrances for their children in these universities, skipping the entrance test.
The suit names 45 individual defendants, including famous Hollywood stars like Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, who each face criminal fraud charge in connection with the case. US police filed a charge sheet against the celebrities. There were reportedly many popular chief executives, Financiers and famous Fashion designers in them.
Federal prosecutors allege that some parents paid between $200,000 and $6.5 million to get their children into college. Some would allegedly hire Singer to fraudulently boost their children’s SAT and ACT scores.