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US college cheating scam: 'Fake photographs, bribed college officials'

Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman is among at least 40 people charged in a US college cheating scam, according to unsealed court records.

Federal prosecutors in Boston charged William "Rick" Singer with running the alleged scheme through his company Edge College & Career Network.

US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, Andrew Lelling, said Mr Singer worked with parents to fabricate athletic credentials and create staged sporting photographs - to help their children get into universities.

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