"And A.C.T. And second securing admission to elite colleges by bribing coaches at those schools to accept certain students under false pretenses", Andrew Lelling, U.S. Attorney for the District of MA, said in a press conference.
Fifty people, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged in the scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the nation's most selective schools.
Federal agents secretly recorded telephone calls with Huffman and a cooperating witness, which allegedly show Huffman agreeing to pay the lage sum of money in order to help Sofia, 18, get a higher SAT score, the indictment states.
"These parents are a catalogue of wealth and privilege", U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said in announcing the $25 million federal bribery case.
The Desperate Housewives star and Loughlin - along with approximately 40 others - have been charged with involvement cheating and fraud scandal, which has been labelled as the "largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice".
Authorities say the coaches accepted bribes in exchange for admitting students as athletes, regardless of their ability.
Some of the parents wrapped up in the scandal allegedly bribed college coaches - working at Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, USC, UCLA, Wake Forest and the University of Texas - to get their children into the school of their choice.
Macy has not been charged nor have the colleges, which all released statements saying they knew nothing about the scheme. She's scheduled to appear on March 29 in federal court in Boston.
According to CNN, Macy is not charged or named in court documents. Loughlin has projects slated through November in our neighbor to the North, after which the judge has ordered her to surrender her passport on December 19.
John Vandemoer, a former Stanford University sailing coach who worked with Singer, also pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy. She is facing a felony charge for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.
Authorities who accused dozens of super-wealthy parents of paying bribes to get their kids into elite USA colleges say the investigation isn't over. Felicia allegedly made arrangements for her daughter, Sofia, to take the SATs at a controlled center where someone would review and correct the answers on her test. Her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, appeared in court on Tuesday, as did Felicity Huffman.
Huffman is accused of paying $US15,000 ($21,175) - disguised as a charitable donation - to the Key Worldwide Foundation so her oldest daughter could participate in the scam.