Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman arrested among dozens over college bribery charges
Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman were among 50 people indicted Tuesday in a widespread college admission bribery scandal.
(BBC) The racketeering conspiracy case includes the parents of applicants, ACT and SAT administrators, a test proctor and coaches at universities including Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, University of Southern California, UCLA and the University of Texas at Austin.
Desperate Housewives Felicity Huffman was arrested by FBI agents early Tuesday at her Los Angeles home and taken downtown; by dinner she was released on $250,000 bail, according to Mrozek, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office Central District in Los Angeles.
The former “Aunt Becky” from “Full House” turned herself in at the courthouse and was arrested, according to Mrozek, He said Loughlin had been out of town and returned to Los Angeles late Tuesday.
Loughlin’s fashion-designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli was arrested at his and Loughlin’s home Tuesday and was released after posting $1 million bond following his court appearance.
Loughlin, 54, and Giannulli, 55, are charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston, the couple allegedly agreed in July 2016 to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for getting their two daughters into the University of Southern California.
The three are among a total of 50 people who have been charged by federal prosecutors in Boston in connection with a sweeping $25 million scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and insiders at college testing centers to help get their children into some of the most elite schools in the country.