More Wealthy Parents Could Be Accused in Growing College Admissions Scandal

Silicon Valley business leaders, CEO's, Hollywood actresses, a best-selling self-help author and a renown fashion designer are among those accused of cheating their children's way into elite universities.

The charges could continue to pile up as well as more wealthy families could soon be exposed for their bribery.

According to the LA Times, several elite Southern California prep schools have received "subpoenas from prosecutors seeking information about some of the students involved in the fraud case." Sources told the Times that although the prep schools are not targets of the investigation, prosecutors want to know whether the parents and others accused in the case sought or received help from the schools.

Just exactly how many parents took part in the college admissions scam is unclear but one source told the Times that "some of the records federal authorities are demanding are for names not included in the charges filed this week in Boston federal court."

The scheme, which began in 2011, starts with Rick Singer, a man who was paid by wealthy parents to help them get their children into college by cheating on exams and falsifying athletic records.

Singer reportedly had more than 700 clients.

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