The College Admissions Scandal Lifetime true story movie is a sinful look at the “cheat way” rich parents get their kids into the best universities. Lifetime’s College Admissions Scandal movie is based on the 2019 college bribery scandal involving more than 30 parents, including Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin. Some of the real names and situations were changed in The College Admissions Scandal movie.
The College Admissions Scandal Cast
The College Admissions Scandal true story Lifetime movie is directed by Adam Salky and written by Stephen Tolkin. The College Admissions Scandal’s killer cast includes Sarah Dugdale as Emma Slade and Sam Duke as Danny Devere. It also stars Penelope Ann Miller, Mia Kirshner, Robert Moloney, Peter Graham-Gaudreau, Vanessa Przada, and Fabiola Colmenero.
The College Admissions Scandal
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Two affluent moms: a hotshot interior designer and a flourishing financial services firm owner are obsessed with entering their teenagers into the best university.
When charismatic college admissions consultant Rick Singer promises the desperate mothers he’ll help admit their children into a dream college, they participate.
But they are left in the soup when Singer suddenly cooperates with the FBI and pleads guilty, leaving the mothers to face hefty charges of fraud and a scandal that will forever scar their family names, careers, and reputations.
The College Admissions Scandal True Story
Lifetime TV is the king of movies based on true stories, and they jumped on this true criminal case “with the quickness.” The College Admissions Scandal true story broke in March of this year. Prosecutors say Lisa Loughlin and Felicity Huffman (both actresses) paid huge sums of money to get their kids in America’s top colleges.
Fans were shocked these beloved actresses could be involved in something so dirty. Good parents with limited incomes say they’ve taught their kids that working hard is the best way into elite schools.
The International Business Times reported the scandal was headed by William “Rick” Singer and that the scheme was the biggest and most successful college entry scandals the Department of Justice has ever prosecuted. Earlier this year, lawmakers began creating proposals as part of a reform package to make sure this never happens again.
However, this is nothing new. Dishonesty has always been a problem in the higher education system.
With the help of top California criminal attorneys, Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty to the charges and was given a light spank—a sentence of only 14 days in prison. A fine of $30,000 and 250 hours of community service were also imposed.
According to Fox News, the punishment for Lifetime movie actress Lori Loughlin and her husband could be more painful and costly. They rejected a plea deal. Now, prosecutors have piled money laundering and conspiracy charges on top of the charges they already had, meaning they could end up paying the ultimate price, 40 years in the slammer if convicted.
How far would you go for your kids?! 📚 Tune in to The College Admissions Scandal starring Mia Kirshner and Penelope Ann Miller Saturday at 8/7c.
Get drawn deeper into the action. Watch The College Admissions Scandal on Lifetime this Saturday, October 12, at 8/7 p.m. on Lifetime Television. The docudrama is produced by Varsity Films with Gail Katz serving as executive producer.
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