Full Coverage: The college admissions scheme

Actress Felicity Huffman and her husband William H. Macy
Actress Felicity Huffman, escorted by her husband William H. Macy, outside a Boston courthouse on September 13, 2019.
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Federal prosecutors in 2019 accused top CEOs, two Hollywood actresses and other parents of taking part in an audacious scheme to get their children into elite universities through fraud, bribes and lies. Of the parents named in the initial FBI affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Boston, more than half were accused of conspiring to bribe their way into USC. As of February, 2021, 30 parents had pleaded guilty and nine pleaded not guilty.