Justice Department charges rich parents bribing and cheating to get their kids into top universities

UCLA’s Royce Hall. Photo credit: Ithmus/CC BY 2.0, via Flickr

Federal prosecutors announced charges today in what they call the “largest college admissions scam” they’ve ever prosecuted. More than a dozen people charged are from L.A., including celebrity actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin. The schools involved include UCLA, USC, Stanford, Georgetown, Yale, and the University of Texas.