This makes flawless sense, as actress Felicity Huffman was arrested at gunpoint over the matter, while Full House star Lori Loughlin's television career (and Twitter feed) have become ample grounds for rethinking.
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 worldwide law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher; and Bill McGlashan Jr., who heads a buyout investment arm of private equity firm TPG Capital.
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. The indictment of wealthy Californians has provided ammunition for the Trump administration in its feud with the Hollywood elite.
Mr Giannulli was released on $1 million bail. She became a star on Full House, a standout hit of ABC's family-friendly TGIF lineup in the early 1990s, and appeared on the recent Netflix reboot Fuller House.
Apparently, the Desperate Housewives alum knew that the arrest was looming and would have surrendered on her own if the events of this morning hadn't gone down.
Singer also arranged for parents to bribe university coaches to attest to a child being athletically gifted.
The actress "made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000 ... to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter", according to the 200-page legal documents.
More than 30 parents are accused of paying bribes, including well-known actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Laughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli.More news: Eagles to trade Michael Bennett to Patriots; Martellus Bennett wants reunion
The status of Loughlin's other Hallmark Channel project, When Calls The Heart, is also unclear.
Singer pleaded guilty to charges of racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the United States and obstruction of justice.
In particular, the coaches worked at such schools as Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, Wake Forest, the University of Texas, the University of Southern California and the University of California at Los Angeles, faking profiles of the applicants, regardless of their actual abilities in sports.
Three cooperating witnesses helped the federal authorities build their case against Singer and the participants in the scheme, which reportedly included recordings of Huffman and emails from Loughlin.
No students were charged, with authorities saying that in many cases the teenagers were unaware of what was going on.
"For every student admitted through fraud, an honest, genuinely talented student was rejected".
If convicted on all counts, Singer could face up to 65 years in prison.
Many other cases involved photo fraud, according to Lelling.