Lori Loughlin has surrendered to authorities in Los Angeles for her alleged connection to the massive college admissions bribery scheme, according to Deadline.
The “Full House” actress is reportedly scheduled to face a federal magistrate in court later today.
Court documents were unsealed on Tuesday in Boston that named Loughlin, as well “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman and at least 40 others in a college admissions plot used to get students into universities such as Yale, Stanford, UCLA, Georgetown and USC.
Huffman and Loughlin were both charged with “conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud.” Per the indictment, Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli allegedly “agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team – despite the fact that they did not participate in crew,” People reported.
Huffman and husband William H. Macy, who was not charged in the investigation, allegedly “made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000 … to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter.“ Huffman was released from custody on Tuesday after posting $250,000 bond and surrendering her passport. She will reportedly appear in a Boston court on March 29 for a preliminary hearing.
Andrew Lelling, U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, referred to the bribery scandal as the “largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice.” Up to 25 million dollars in bribes were reportedly paid to college coaches and administrators since 2011.