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San Diego man, actresses appear in court for college admissions scandal

Posted at 4:10 PM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 21:42:50-04

BOSTON, Mass. (KGTV) -- A San Diego man implicated in the college admission scandal appeared in court in Boston Wednesday.

Toby MacFarlane is accused of paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to get his children into USC.

The documents show that MacFarlane reportedly paid an agency to fabricate a soccer profile for his daughter and a basketball profile for his son.

MacFarlane reportedly paid $450,000 to various organizations for the admissions. His daughter attended the school from 2014 to 2018 when she graduated, according to the documents. His son attended the school from 2017 to 2018.

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MacFarlane is being charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

Another San Diegan is also accused of participating in the scheme. Elisabeth Kimmel, the former owner and president of a media company that owned KFMB reportedly participated in the scheme by conspiring to use bribery to get her son and daughter into prominent schools.

MacFarlane appeared in court along with actresses Felicity Huffman, Lori Laughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli.