Wealthy Parents Accused of Paying to Get Their Children Into Elite Colleges

“There can be no separate college admissions system for the wealthy and, I’ll add, there will not be a separate criminal justice system either”
– Andrew Lelling, District of Massachusetts U.S. attorney

A college preparatory business is accused of helping students from affluent families cheat on standardized tests, bribing university staff members, and more. In some cases, they supposedly even photoshopped students into stock sports photos to fabricate athletic records. The implicated parents included two actresses (Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin), numerous CEOs, and a fashion designer.

According to the New York Times, “it was the Justice Department’s largest ever college admissions prosecution, a sprawling investigation that involved 200 agents nationwide and resulted in charges against 50 people in six states.”

Many on twitter suggested the parents be forces to help pay off student loans:

Now that’s an idea I can get behind.

Read more about the alleged scandal on ABC News.