Rick Singer, the name behind the scandal in the USA where many people, including famous names such as actress Felicity Huffman, bribed for their children to be able to be admitted by the best universities in the country, was sentenced to three and a half years in prison.
According to the news in The Guardian, Rick Singer's sentence was the highest among those involved in the scandal, which revealed that bribery student admission took place in the most prestigious universities of the country.
While the prosecution wanted Singer to be sentenced to six years in prison, it was stated that Singer had cooperated with the authorities in recent years in uncovering the bribery spiral. Singer began secretly providing information to investigators in 2018, handing over hundreds of phone recordings and meeting recordings to the authorities.
Among those sentenced to prison for bribing her child into the country's most prestigious schools were Full House's Lori Laughlin, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, and Desperate Housewives actress Felicity Huffman. Officials who accepted bribes at schools such as Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and UCLA were also jailed.
Federal prosecutors in Boston last month sued 50 people, including Hollywood stars and business people, for paying a consulting firm a total of $25 million to have their children admitted to schools including Yale, Georgetown, Stanford and the University of Southern California during the 2011-2019 period.