“Desperate Housewives” star, Felicity Huffman, is among 50 people indicted in a multi-million dollar scam to help children of the American elite cheat their way into top universities.

The accused, who also include chief executives, financiers, the chairperson of a prominent law firm, a winemaker and fashion designer, allegedly cheated on admissions tests and arranged for bribes to get their children into prestigious schools including Yale and Stanford.

They paid a bogus charity run by Californian, William Singer, around R360 million over seven years both to arrange for people to fix SAT and ACT entrance exams for their children and also to bribe university sports coaches to recruit their children, even when the children were not qualified to play at that level.