Lori Loughlin Released on $1 Million Bail, Allowed to Travel for Work

Angelo Anderson
March 14, 2019

Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman and Full House mainstay Lori Loughlin were among 50 individuals charged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in relation to an alleged fraud scheme to secure admissions for students at elite American universities. Giannulli posted bond and was released Tuesday.

Court papers said a cooperating witness met with Ms Huffman and Macy at their Los Angeles home and explained to them that he "controlled" a testing centre and could have somebody secretly change her daughter's answers.

According to court documents, cited by AP, Huffman paid $15,000 that she disguised as a charitable donation so her daughter could take part in the college entrance-exam cheating scam. Fifty people, including Macy's wife, actress Felicity Huffman and actress Lori Loughlin, were charged Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the nation's most elite schools.

Some of the children were reportedly aware of the scheme but none have been charged.

Loughlin's rep told Fox News she had no comment.

In the meantime, many other celebs have taken to social media to either criticise and condemn the parents or roast them over the scandal.

Prosecutors allege the couple paid $500,000 to have their daughters labeled as crew-team recruits at the University of Southern California, even though neither is a rower.

Mr Meredith, who accepted a $400,000 bribe from Mr Singer, is due to plead guilty, prosecutors said.

Full House actress Lori Loughlin was taken into custody in the U.S. on Wednesday (Thursday NZT) in a sweeping college admissions corruption scandal.

USA attorney Andrew Lelling said: "These parents are a catalogue of wealth and privilege". She has lately become the queen of the Hallmark Channel with her holiday movies and the series "When Calls the Heart".

No students were charged, with authorities saying that in many cases the teenagers were unaware of what was going on.

Loughlin, of Full House fame, and Huffman, whose credits include the hit ABC show Desperate Housewives, are charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

Prosecutors said it was up to the universities to decide what to do with students admitted through cheating.

A former Yale soccer coach pleaded guilty before the documents went public and helped build the case against others.

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