The parents who tried to bribe their children into elite universities across the country just found out their nightmare is far from over.
U.S. prosecutors added to their troubles by filing additional money laundering charges.
In all, 16 parents are facing fresh charges from U.S. prosecutors.
The original announcement of the scandal ripped through liberal Hollywood.
Among those charged is Lori Loughlin of “Full House” fame.
Her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, was also charged.
The government estimated the parents collectively spent more than $25 million in bribes to coaches and administrators of some of the most elite schools in the country, including Yale and Georgetown.
So far, 14 parents have pled guilty to the charges for their part in the scam.
According to reports, the mastermind behind the admissions scandal is William Singer.
In an effort to give their children a leg up, most of these parents have actually ruined their children’s lives.
The schools are already in the process of revoking accepted applications as well as expelling students involved that were already enrolled.
To this point, prosecutors have not yet charged any of the children in the scam, but that doesn’t really matter at this point.
In most of the cases, the children appear to not have been aware of what their parents were doing, but now they are collateral damage in the scandal.
All of these children will now forever have the stigma of “privilege” being attached to their names.
Furthermore, many of them will be doing without their parents in the very near future, as jail sentences are expected to be handed out.
Unlike the Jussie Smollett case, prosecutors are expected to make an example out of these parents.