Bail set at $1 million for United States actress implicated in bribery scandal

Danny Woods
March 15, 2019

Unlike her husband, the judge allowed Loughlin to retain her passport until the end of the year so she could travel to Vancouver, BC for scheduled work.

United States actress Lori Loughlin appeared in federal court in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday in connection with a massive college admissions scam involving other celebrities and top industry CEOs.

Legal experts said that was a hard argument to make since the two students, Erica Olsen and Kalea Woods, got into the elite college. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, parents allegedly paid millions to bribe coaches at elite universities to reportedly recruit their children and gain admission.

The Los Angeles judge ruled Ms Loughlin could continue travelling to and from the Canadian province of British Columbia for a number of productions she is working on as long as she notifies U.S. authorities in advance of each trip.

She came under fire in August, when some of her subscribers called her spoiled and privileged over her comments about going to college, featured in videos posted on her YouTube channel. Prosecutors say those were false claims as neither daughter has participated in the sport.

"Officially a college student!" she captioned an Instagram photograph she posted in September, which showed her in her USC dorm room decorated with items she had ordered from online retailer Amazon.com Inc, which paid her for the post. During her appearance on "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" on Tuesday, March 12, the TV star addressed the scandal, admitting that she knew nothing about it. Many people are calling for Sephora to remove the YouTubers makeup product, with one-star reviews being left on the Sephora website's product listing.

Neither actress has gone to trial yet.

Hallmark Star Lori Loughlin Charged In Alleged College Admissions Scheme

She's been a longtime star of the channel's Christmas movies and is also is in its "Garage Sale Mysteries" movies and the series "When Calls the Heart".

The technology company announced that it was pulling a 2017 advertisement featuring the Fuller House star and her social-media star daughter, following Loughlin's role in a college-admissions scandal. He was the school's director of college entrance exam preparation.

Giannulli, his wife actress Lori Loughlin and "Desperate Housewives" actress Felicity Huffman are the most well-known accused.

Actress Lori Loughlin (L) appears in this court sketch at a hearing for a racketeering case involving the allegedly fraudulent admission of children to elite universities, at the federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, Calif., on March 13, 2019.

The alleged scheme involved wealthy individuals-celebrities included-paying large bribes to college admissions officers and varsity coaches to get their children admitted to prestigious institutions under the false pretenses that they were athletic recruits.

While students have not been charged, Giannulli, Loughlin and Huffman have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud.

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