Lori Loughlin Switches Social Media Accounts To ‘Private’ Following College Admissions Scandal

Lori Loughlin Switches Social Media Accounts To ‘Private’ Following College Admissions Scandal

In many instances, authorities said the children were unaware that their parents had paid these bribes.

Loughlin appeared in the ABC sitcom "Full House", and Huffman starred in ABC's "Desperate Housewives".

Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin have been charged with at least 40 other people over a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and insiders at testing centres to help get their children into some of the most elite schools in the country.

The payments were made to Singer's fake Newport Beach, California charity, Key Worldwide Foundation, and to non-profits managed by the coaches, which allowed the parents to deduct the payoffs and bribes from their taxes.

"These parents are a catalog of wealth and privilege", U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said.

"The prime movers of this fraud" were the parents and other defendants, Lelling said, though he noted some students may face charges down the road.

Loughlin and Huffman headline the list of 50 people charged on Tuesday in the scheme to help wealthy Americans cheat their children's way into universities.

"We're not talking about donating a building so a school is more likely to take your son or daughter, we're talking about deception or fraud", Lelling said.

Athletic coaches from Yale, Stanford, the University of Southern California, Wake Forest and Georgetown, among others, are implicated, as well as parents and exam administrators, the release says.

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Macy has not been charged nor have the colleges, which all released statements saying they knew nothing about the scheme.

William Singer pleaded guilty in Boston federal court Tuesday to running the scam, which federal prosecutors called the biggest of its kind. The "Full House" star is one of almost 50 people entangled in a sweeping college admissions bribery scam.

Standing before the judge, Huffman made it clear she understood the charges before her.

Some parents spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and some as much as $6.5 million to guarantee their children's admission, officials said.

Federal Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Laura Eimiller told AFP that Loughlin, 54, surrendered to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents early Wednesday after returning from Vancouver, where she was filming, and she is set to be arraigned later in the afternoon on fraud-related charges.

Actor William H. Macy arrives at the federal courthouse in Los Angeles, on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli allegedly worked with Singer to pay USC $500,000 to recruit her daughters to the university's crew team, despite neither of them being rowers.

The relatives of one applicant paid $1.2 million to have the applicant falsely described as the co-captain of a well-known California soccer team, although the applicant did not play competitive soccer, prosecutors said.

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