The college admissions scam involving Lori Loughlin and Felicity Hoffman shows how some rich families may have used a “side door” to game an already unfair education system.

The Justice Department recently charged 50 people, including celebrity actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, wealthy CEOs and college athletic coaches, in what is being dubbed the nation's largest college admissions cheating scandal.

Here's everything you need to know about how the elaborate conspiracy operated, who was allegedly involved and what's next:

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