Mastermind Behind College Admission Scam Reportedly Faked Ethnicity of Students On Applications

Felicity Huffman Lori Loughlin

Felicity Huffman Lori Loughlin

It's unclear whether his company, called The Key, began legitimately or not, but what is clear is that by 2012 Singer had set up a fake charitable donation called Key Worldwide Foundation in order to cover for the millions of dollars he was receiving in bribes from parents around the country to get their kids into college.

Two class action lawsuits have already been filed in response to Operation Varsity Blues, the nationwide investigation of cheating on college admissions.

She wrote in the filing that her son worked hard and graduated from high school with a 4.2 GPA but was still rejected from some of the colleges.

The suit names actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman as well as Loughlin's husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, along with dozens of other people charged in the criminal case.

"I'm now outraged and hurt because I feel that my son, my only child, was denied access to a college not because he failed to work and study hard enough but because wealthy individuals felt that it was okay to lie, cheat, steal and bribe their children's way into a good college". The court filing does not specify the colleges where her son applied or when he submitted his applications.

The filing follows the revelation that celebrities, corporate executives, investment bankers, business owners, top-tier lawyers and even a bestselling author of parenting books allegedly participated in an audacious scheme to get their children into elite U.S. universities in the largest college admissions scandal ever prosecuted.

Singer previously pleaded guilty to running the scheme that relied upon a number of illegal activities - including bribing athletic coaches and hiring individuals to take tests for students - to get the children of TV star Felicity Huffman, former Pimco CEO Douglas Hodge, newly departed Hercules Capital CEO Manuel Henriquez and others into top-ranked USA universities.

Two American students filed a lawsuit Wednesday against a score of elite universities and who the suit refers to as "California con-man, William "Rick" Singer". Both of the students were denied admissions to these universities. As of now, Singer has pleaded guilty and is looking at serving up to 65 years in prison. The organization's mission was "to provide education that would normally be unattainable to underprivileged students", according to paperwork. Because they were writing checks - or in at least one case, transferring stock in Facebook - to a charity, parents were able to write off their payments to Singer as tax deductions, authorities said.