Lori Loughlin, centre, poses with daughters Olivia Jade Giannulli, left, and Isabella Rose Giannulli at the 2019 An Unforgettable Evening in Beverly Hills, Calif. Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were charged along with almost 50 other people Tuesday. That's where she was Tuesday when. She was finally released from custody late Tuesday, exiting the courthouse to throngs of reporters. She, then, appeared in court, where her bond was set at $250,000.
"Huffman and her spouse made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000 to KWF to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her oldest daughter", the criminal affidavit reads.
Loughlin and her husband are among dozens of people that the Federal Bureau of Investigation says allegedly paid up to $6 million in bribes to ensure that their children were accepted to schools such as Yale and Georgetown.
Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 in bribes and fabricating photos showing their daughter as a competitive crew rower, in order to get her admission to the University of Southern California (USC).
Loughlin and Huffman are just two of 50 individuals who have been indicted for paying up to $6 million to secure their children spots in top college universities in the nationwide scandal.
Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among some 50 people charged in the massive scam to cheat on admission to elite USA universities that involved bribes, fraudulent test scores and even fake photographs.
The fraud scheme was run out of a small college preparation company in Newport Beach, California, that relied on bribes to sports coaches, phoney test takers and even doctored photos to land college slots, USA prosecutors said on Tuesday.
She answered "yes" to several questions from the federal magistrate, including whether she understood the charges against her.
Singer pleaded guilty to charges related to running the scheme
The scam, which is now being referred to as "Operation Varsity Blues" had two parts.
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Some include Yale, Georgetown, Stanford, USC, UCLA, Wake Forest, and others, according to the DOJ's news release.
"Mostly my parents really wanted me to go, because both of them didn't go to college", she said.
The Emmy victor, 56, was among 46 wealthy folk whom the authorities said had resorted to fraud, bribes and lies to get their children admitted to elite colleges.
While Lori Loughlin's resumé might not be as accomplished, her face may be even better known: she gained fame for her role as the wholesome Aunt Becky in the 1990s sitcom Full House, and for the past few years has become the queen of the Hallmark channel with her holiday movies and the series When Calls the Heart.
Ms Huffman was one of several charged who appeared in court on Tuesday before being released on bail.