It’s always a red flag when your safety schools are Yale and Stanford. In a sweeping indictment of 50 people, the Justice Department accused wealthy parents, including celebrities, of a college-entrance bribery scheme. “The alleged crimes included cheating on entrance exams, as well as bribing college officials to say certain students were coming to compete on athletic teams when those students were not in fact athletes.” (The next letters of recommendation these folks request will be for a sentencing judge.) According to Boston’s U.S. attorney, Andrew Lelling: “These parents are a catalogue of wealth and privilege. This case is about the widening corruption of elite college admissions through the steady application of wealth combined with fraud. There can be no separate college admission system for the wealthy, and I’ll add there will not be a separate criminal justice system, either.” (This might be a good time for the offending parents to buy their kids’ way into law school.) Meanwhile, “none of the students were charged because prosecutors said their parents were the scheme’s principal actors.” (I rarely give parenting advice, but your kids are never going to be prepared for adulthood unless you make them cheat and bribe for themselves.)

+ “Those arrested include exam administrators, coaches at elite schools, and nearly three dozen parents — including actress Felicity Huffman.” Here’s the latest from CNN.