U.S. Charges 32 in College Admission Bribery Schemes

The alleged crimes involved cheating on entrance exams, as well as bribing college officials to say students were coming to compete on athletic teams when those students were not athletes. Among those charged are actresses Felicity Huffman, known for her role on the television show “Desperate Housewives,” and Lori Loughlin, who appeared on “Full House.”

Federal Corruption Probes Roil Four Big Cities

Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles and Philadelphia are under major federal corruption investigations. Residents, politicians and power brokers in all four places are waiting for signs of how deeply their civic cultures will be shaken. The investigations raise questions about whether there can be any lasting cure for the corruption problems that dog big cities dominated by a single party or political machine.