PHOENIX, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- A prominent real estate mogul with several ties to Arizona projects is accused in a federal bribery scandal.

Robert Flaxman is one of dozens of wealthy parents accused of paying bribes to get their children into elite colleges.

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Flaxman is the CEO of Crown Realty & Development, which developed the Montelucia resort in Scottsdale and attempted to redevelop Mountain Shadows resort in Paradise Valley.

He is accused of spending $250,000 to get his son into the University of San Diego by bribing a coach in 2015, according to the United States Department of Justice.

Flaxman is also accused of spending $100,000 to have someone give his daughter answers during the ACT.

"Full House" star Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossino Gianulli are two of the most well-known people also accused in the conspiracy and fraud case. Loughlin faced a judge Wednesday and posted a $1 million bond.

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The couple is accused of paying $500,000 to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California. Their daughters were portrayed as gifted rowers, even though they never participated in the sport.

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“I think the parents are facing serious time and perhaps what I mean by that is prison time,” said CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman.


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Jim B

Just disgusting. Throw all their asses in jail. The rich and powerful think they are above the law..F...k them


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