'Full House' star Lori Loughlin, others indicted in college admissions bribery case

13 March, 2019, 14:57 | Author: Jared Lewis
  • Lori Loughlin Charged in Bribery Scheme Bragged About Daughter Getting Into College

The accused, who also include chief executives, allegedly cheated to get their children into elite schools, including Yale, Stanford, Georgetown and the University of Southern California, federal prosecutors said.Huffman, 56, and Lori Loughlin, 54, who starred in "Full House", are charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

The juicy tidbits and details surrounding the arrests and charges of the women have garnered an array of colorful commentary, with most people poking fun at all the trouble the actresses went through.

U.S. Attorney for District of Massachusetts Andrew Lelling announces indictments in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal, during a news conference, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Boston.

Lori Loughlin, star of Hallmark Channel's "When Calls the Heart", has been charged as part of a large-scale college admissions scam, according to ABC News.

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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.

Huffman allegedly paid $15,000 in a college entrance cheating scheme for her eldest daughter, whom she shares with husband and fellow actor William H. Macy. Authorities said parents paid the founder of the Edge College & Career Network approximately $25 million to get their children into college. 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). In return, Loughlin's two daughters were accepted to USC as "recruits to the USC crew team-despite the fact that they did not participate in crew".

It added: "Huffman later made arrangements to pursue the scheme a second time, for her younger daughter, before deciding not to do so". Hercules Capital Inc (NYSE: HTGC) shares dropped 7.1 percent Tuesday as CEO Manuel Henriquez also appears to be among those charged.

After playing the beloved "Aunt Becky" in Full House from 1987 to 1995, Loughlin recently revived her role for several appearances in the sequel spinoff of the show, Fuller House. Police have emails from Loughlin that corroborate the charges.

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