Any doubt that authorities are bluffing in regards to the ongoing college admissions scandal is out the window as it has been reported that federal prosecutors are looking into a new series of parents.
On Wednesday, The New York Times reported that federal prosecutors have informed an undisclosed amount of parents that they are now a part of the largest college admissions probe in American history. Although these subjects of the current wave were notified, it is said more parents could be included as the investigation continues.
The first wave of the probe made the scandal front page news. Twenty people including actress Felicity Huffman pled guilty to paying their children's way into several elite schools including USC. Full House actress Lori Loughlin and 30 other people did not agree to the same deal as Huffman and they are now awaiting trial.
College consultant William Singer, who is at the epicenter of this scam, is a Newport Beach staple. The news of a deeper inquiry into Singer's dealings is reportedly creating growing concern within Southern California's elite.
"For many of these people, this is the only thing they can think about," a Los Angeles defense attorney told the publication.
The sentiment of the anonymous lawyer was echoed by an unidentified mother who spoke to the murmurs seeping around the community. "If their parents are friends with some of the people who were indicted, you start to wonder, 'Huh, did they do something?'" the woman explained. "It’s terrible to cast doubt on these children’s real achievements but you wonder, 'Who cheated?'"