Why Didn't William H. Macy Get Indicted in College-Admissions Scam?

March 13, 2019

Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman were among dozens of wealthy people indicted for mail fraud and other crimes Tuesday in a bonkers college-admissions bribery scheme involving SAT cheating and small-time sports programs at big-time schools. So how come Huffman's husband, the actor William H. Macy, avoided indictment--especially since he joined his wife on a secretly recorded phone call with the scam's mastermind, William Rick Singer? According to Page Six, Macy replied "cool" when Singer asked if he was "okay with the financial side" of the deal, which involved getting rigged SAT scores for the couple's youngest daughter, Georgia Grace Macy. Ultimately, the Macys decided against participating in the scam, but Huffman was indicted because she showed no such reticence in paying for their oldest daughter's suspiciously high score in 2017. The "Operation Varsity Blues" indictment detailed a series of emails before Huffman and Singer prior to that initial event, but didn't contain similar evidence against Macy.