Lori Loughlin Taken into Custody for College Bribery Scheme, Court Hearing to Follow

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Lori Loughlin Taken into Custody for College Bribery Scheme, Court Hearing to Follow

Fulller House star Lori Loughlin has surrendered to law enforcement for her alleged role in a multi-million-dollar college bribery scheme, and has been taken into FBI custody, per Deadline.

Loughlin, who faces up to five years in jail if found guilty, will reportedly stand before a federal magistrate judge in downtown L.A. on Wednesday afternoon. Initial reports indicated erroneously that Loughlin had been arrested Tuesday.

As per the 200-page indictment, Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were putting forth “bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team—despite the fact that they did not participate in crew—thereby facilitating their admission to USC.”

Loughlin is expected to set a bail bond, following suit with Felicity Huffman, who was arrested Tuesday and released on a $250,000 bond, and Giannulli, who posted a $1 million bond in addition to having his passport revoked.

U.S. District Attorney of Massachusetts Andrew Lelling called the case “the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice.”

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