Have Mercy! Lori Loughlin Released On 1 Million Bond Amid College Scandal
Federal authorities have charged dozens of people, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin in what is called a sweeping admission bribery case on Tuesday (March 12).
According to NBC News, Loughlin who was well known for her role as Rececca Donaldson Katsopolis from the ABC sitcom "Full House" was released on 1 million bail Wednesday (March 13) after appearing in federal court in Los Angeles.
Huffman and Loughlin and more than 50 others were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.
The alleged fraud was organized by a California businessman who promised to help kids get into the school of their choice, by enlisting SAT/ACT administrators and college coaches.
A statement release from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Massachusetts give a clear description on what happened.
Dozens of individuals involved in a nationwide conspiracy that facilitated cheating on college entrance exams and the admission of students to elite universities as purported athletic recruits were arrested by federal agents in multiple states and charged in documents unsealed on March 12, 2019, in federal court in Boston.
Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli (the founder of the Mossimo clothing brand) allegedly shelled out $500K to have their two girls designated as recruits of USC. One of their daughters, Olivia Jade, is a prominent social media influencer.
Loughlin will also face charges in Boston Federal Court on March 29.