Sixty students at USC have now been included in the #collegeadmissionsscam investigation.
Students at the University of Southern California have reported 60 fellow students to the USC Judicial Council for the Undergraduate Student Government, claiming they were also involved in the college admissions scam. This comes after several celebrities were outed for paying off college officials to get their undeserving children into top institutions, including Stanford University, Georgetown University, Yale, Boston University, UCLA, the University of Texas at Austin and Wake Forest.
However, the Judicial Council is investigating three of the sixty complaints, according to the Daily Mail. Two of the students are said to be freshman students, who were recommended to the school’s athletic department by #RickSinger – one of the lead suspects behind the scandal. The third student is a junior who Singer also helped with her application. The students’ parents have yet to be indicted.
According to a statement from USC, six students who applied to USC last fall will be rejected due to their participation in the corruption. Also, the school announced those same students’ accounts have been suspended and will no longer be able to register for classes or obtain their transcripts. In a tweet, the school wrote, “USC has placed holds on the accounts of students who may be associated with the alleged admissions scheme; this prevents the students from registering for classes or acquiring transcripts while their cases are under review.”
On Monday, schools officials announced any students involved in the scam would be expelled. “These students have been notified that their status is under review. Following the review, we will take the proper action related to their status, up to revoking admission or expulsion,” the school said.
“Full House” star #LoriLoughlin, her husband designer MossimoGiannulli, along with Desperate Housewives Star #FelicityHuffman have all been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. This offense carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison. Loughlin and Giannulli – who didn’t attend college themselves – paid more than $500,000 to solidify their children Olivia Jade, 19, and Isabella Rose, 20 into top schools.