Hallmark Star Lori Loughlin Charged In Alleged College Admissions Scheme

Danny Woods
March 13, 2019

Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were among 50 people charged by US federal prosecutors on Tuesday in a $25 million scheme to help wealthy Americans cheat their children's way into elite universities, such as Yale and Stanford.

Others facing charges are the former women's soccer coach at Yale, the senior associate athletic director at the University of Southern California, the women's volleyball coach at Wake Forest University, and the sailing coach at Stanford.

According to NBC News, the alleged scheme involved parents bribing coaches and administrators in order to secure their children's entrance into elite universities.

According to court documents, for $15,000, Huffman, who is married to "Speechless" star William H. Macy, received advice on how to get extra time for her daughter to take the SAT by claiming she had a learning disability.

Actress Felicity Huffman was released on a $250,000 bond Tuesday night after her arrest in a nationwide college admissions scandal in which she was accused of using bribes to ensure her daughter attends a top college.

The daughters of "Full House" actress Lori Loughlin became targets of scorn on social media on Tuesday after their mother was charged in an alleged scheme to help privileged Americans get their children into elite universities by fraudulent means.

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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". College coaches were also allegedly bribed to label applicants as athletic recruits.

Riddell was paid roughly $10,000 per test, money that was often funneled through a charity account set up by Singer, the indictment says.

Huffman opened the door early Tuesday morning to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents who had their guns drawn, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing a source familiar with the incident. Basically rich people paid him a ton to bribe and defraud their kids into colleges they couldn't otherwise get accepted to.

Loughlin is best known for her role as Aunt Becky in "Full House" while Huffman is known for her role on "Desperate Housewives". The person told investigators that the couple agreed to the plan.

Prosecutors said one of the scam's ringleaders, William Rick SInger, went as far as taking "staged photographs" of the children playing sports and then adding their faces onto the bodies of other athletes with editing software. Huffman and Loughlin were not immediately available for comment.

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