In 2018 federal prosecutors in Boston were working on a securities fraud case, and they had a suspect ready to talk – about a completely different crime. And the tidbit he provided blew the lid off of what authorities now call “the largest college admissions cheating scam ever prosecuted in the United States,” according to ABC News. Perhaps even more shocking were the beloved celebrities who allegedly bought into the scheme – Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin.
When federal prosecutors headed to Boston in 2018, they had expected to tackle a criminal activity – securities fraud. But stock and investment malpractice wasn’t the only alleged crime they’d uncover on their quest for justice. Instead, they found one of their suspects ready and willing to talk about what he claimed was another deceptive practice going on.