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"Transamerica" actress and others indicted in college bribery scheme

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Some of the world's richest people, including the Hollywood elite, were charged in a nationwide college admissions scam according to documents that were unsealed on Tuesday morning. 

Actresses Felicity Huffman of "Transmerica" and Lori Laughlin of "Full House" were among the 50 people charged with bribing college officials in order to get their children into prestigious schools such as Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and the University of Southern California, federal prosecutors said.

According to the FBI investigation, some people allegedly paid bribes of up to $6 million dollars in order to get an advantage on admission.

"Beginning in or about 2011, and continuing through the present, the defendants -- principally individuals whose high-school age children were applying to college -- conspired with others to use bribery and other forms of fraud to facilitate their children's admission to colleges and universities in the District of Massachusetts and elsewhere, including Yale University, Stanford University, the University of Texas, the University of Southern California, and the University of Southern California -- Los Angeles," the indictment said.

Officials say the kids were not aware of the monetary advantage that allowed them to attend these universities.

A federal court in Boston unsealed 200 pages worth of charges regarding the scam. 

Huffman is accused of making a charitable donation of $15,000 "to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter."

The documents add that, "Huffman later made arrangements to pursue the scheme a second time, for her younger daughter, before deciding not to do so."

Recordings between the actress and a cooperative witness were documented according to the report. 

"Full House" actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion icon Mossimo paid a lot more according to the documents which say they "agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team -- despite the fact that they did not participate in crew -- thereby facilitating their admission to USC."

Loughlin's emails were reportedly obtained where she is implicated in the fraud.

The FBI say they have the cooperation of three witnesses to help with the case. 

One is the founder of a California non-profit called the Key Worldwide Foundation. Another is a director of college exam prep at a prep school in Bradenton, Florida.

This is a developing story.