TMZ: Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin indicted in college admissions bribery case

Lori Loughlin Charged in Bribery Scheme Bragged About Daughter Getting Into College

Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among some 50 people charged in the massive scam to cheat on admission to elite United States universities that involved bribes, fraudulent test scores and even fake photographs.

Singer and several other employees of his outfits accepted some $25 million dollars in bribes from parents between 2011 and 2018 "to guarantee their children's admission to elite schools", said US Attorney Andrew Lelling.

Officials said that Singer and Stanford's sailing coach John Vandemoer, are expected to plead guilty to the charges later on Tuesday afternoon. The organization paid others to take admissions tests for the kids or adjust the scores, according to the report.

Huffman, 56, is accused of paying $15,000 disguised as a charitable donation to enable her elder daughter to cheat on the SAT, which she took in December 2017.

It added: "Huffman later made arrangements to pursue the scheme a second time, for her younger daughter, before deciding not to do so".

Loughlin and her husband, fashion entrepreneur Mossimo Giannuli, allegedly paid $500,000 to have their two daughters designated as members of the USC rowing team, even though they did not row.

Huffman was taken into custody without incident in Los Angeles this morning, the Federal Bureau of Investigation told Inside Edition, while an arrest warrant was served this morning at Loughlin's residence but she was not home.

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Mossimo Guannulli and Loughlin were among almost 50 charged in the $25m scheme which involved families paying their way into elite schools including Yale, Georgetown and Stanford, along with USC. Macy was pictured Tuesday visiting Huffman in the federal building in Los Angeles where she is being questioned.

Loughlin, best known for her role in the sitcom "Full House", and Huffman, who starred in the ABC hit show "Desperate Housewives", were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud.

At least nine athletic coaches were among those charged.

The actress was reportedly asleep in her Los Angeles home with her husband and their three daughters when the agents ordered her to "come out and surrender".

The parents were then advised to choose one of two test centres that Mr Singer's company said it had control over: one in Houston, Texas, and the other in West Hollywood, California. Authorities have not said why he wasn't charged.

The person told investigators the couple agreed to the plan.

Representatives for Loughlin and Giannulli, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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