The Fuller House star was released on a $1 million bond on Wednesday, ET has learned, after being taken into Federal Bureau of Investigation custody earlier in the day for her alleged involvement in a college bribery scam involving dozens of people, including Loughlin's husband, Mossimo Giannulli.
Loughlin was in federal court Wednesday in Los Angeles, where she and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 in order for their two daughters to be designated as recruits to the USC crew team - despite the fact that neither of them ever participated in crew, the indictment claims. She was promptly released after posting a $1-million bond, putting her L.A. home up as collateral.
Actress Lori Loughlin (centre) will be allowed to return to Vancouver to complete her contracted work on various Hallmark Channel projects. They have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, and the amount that they paid to get their kids into school is insane.
The two are among 50 people charged for taking part in the largest such scam in USA history, which steered students into elite universities including Yale, Georgetown and Stanford by cheating the admissions process.More news: Scientists Say AirPods May be Linked to Cancer
Loughlin's daughter Olivia Jade was on Rick Caruso's yacht in the Bahamas when federal prosecutors announced her mother would be charged with paying bribes to get her daughter accepted to USC, TMZ reported.
"Mostly, my parents really wanted me to go because both of them didn't go to college", she said. "Some of these parents allegedly paid up to $6.5 million, which is insane", Trevor Noah said on Wednesday's Daily Show.
Singer pleaded guilty on Tuesday to racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the United States and obstruction of justice, prosecutors said.
Athletic coaches at a number of universities and colleges have been fired for allegedly accepting bribes. It was no accident that none were immediately charged, US Attorney Andrew Lelling of MA said Tuesday.More news: UK, EU announce change to Brexit deal ahead of key vote
The Desperate Housewives actress allegedly paid $15,000 to the Key Worldwide Foundation, the organization allegedly at the center of the scam, in exchange for them doctoring her daughter's SAT exam to make sure she got a high score.
A follow-up court appearance for Loughlin has been set for March 29 in Boston, Massachusetts. Several prestigious universities like Yale, University of Southern California, Stanford, and Georgetown were targeted in the scheme.More news: China's dissent on Azhar counters mutual goals
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