Published: Wed, March 13, 2019
Culture | By Jeremy Gray

Hallmark Star Lori Loughlin Charged In Alleged College Admissions Scheme

Hallmark Star Lori Loughlin Charged In Alleged College Admissions Scheme

According to the report, Laughlin was arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud.

Dozens of people, including prominent celebrities, are facing charges in connection with a nationwide college admissions cheating scandal. Singer allegedly collected a total of $25 million from parents to bribe administrators and coaches to get their children into top universities, including Yale, Georgetown and USC. However, at the time of this writing, Loughlin, 54, has not yet entered police custody, as she's reportedly "out of the country", as Christina Dilorio-Sterling, the spokesperson for the United States Attorney's Office for the District of MA, shared with Radar.

Two famous Hollywood actresses, Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, were charged in a MA court Tuesday along with more than 50 others for their alleged roles in an elaborate scam involving college admissions.

Of the other defendants, several are sports coaches or administrators at the University of Southern California, UCLA and Yale and Wake Forest universities.

Court papers said a cooperating witness met with Huffman and her husband, actor William H. Macy, at their Los Angeles home and explained to them that he "controlled" a testing center and could have somebody secretly change her daughter's answers. Prosecutors allege that fake athletic profiles were created to give the false impression that applicants were student athletes (in many cases, the applicants had no athletic merit). Both Loughlin and Huffman went through Singer to gain admissions into colleges for their children, authorities said.

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Immediately after the news broke, Full House fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Loughlin's alleged involvement in the admissions scandal.

Loughlin, best known for playing Aunt Becky on "Full House" and its Netflix sequel "Fuller House", allegedly paid $500,000 to have her two daughters with Mossimo clothing founder Mossimo Giannullli designated as recruits for the USC crew team, despite not actually participating in crew.

One user shared a throwback snip that showed Bob Saget and Dave Coulier in drag and said: 'Aunt Becky: "Hey USC, meet my two daughters who are prized recruits".

Federal agents also obtained emails from Loughlin allegedly implicating her in the scam, according to the documents.

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