The mastermind behind the large-scale fraud in admissions to American universities has been sentenced to 3.5 years in prison. The scandal involved actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, among others. They have already received prison sentences.

    University consultant William Singer bribed employees of prestigious universities to admit the children of his wealthy clients. He was also guilty of fraud during entrance exams.

    The 62-year-old Singer paid 7 million dollars in bribes (6.6 million euros). He himself earned about 25 million dollars. He pleaded guilty in 2019 and has now received the highest sentence of the more than fifty convicts in the scandal.

    Loughlin, best known for the sitcom ‘Full House’, and her husband were sentenced to two months in prison in 2020. They paid $ 500,000 so that their two daughters were wrongfully admitted to a university as sports talents. Desperate Housewives actress Huffman had paid $15,000 to boost her daughter’s entrance test score. The actress was sentenced to two weeks in prison in 2019.