Hallmark Star Lori Loughlin Charged In Alleged College Admissions Scheme

Oscar Cross
March 14, 2019

Andrew Lelling, the USA attorney for MA stated that the people arrested include nine coaches, two examination administrators, one exam proctor, one college administrator and 33 parents.

Lori and her husband Mossimo Giannulli allegedly paid $500,000 to have both of their daughters recruited for the crew team, a sport which they don't play, at USC. According to ABC, Huffman and her husband William H.Macy allegedly made a "purported charitable contribution" of $15,000 to get their oldest daughter in school.

Federal Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Laura Eimiller says Loughlin is in custody Wednesday morning in Los Angeles.

U.S. Attorney's Office in MA.

Loughlin and Huffman are among a group of CEOs, actors, college administrators, and Division 1 coaches who have been arrested for their alleged role in a national admissions cheating scandal.

Giannulli appeared in court on his conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud charges on Tuesday. In exchange, Huffman, a "Desperate Housewives" cast member, was directed to bring her daughter to the West Hollywood testing center where someone corrected her answers or gave her assistance during the test, the documents say.

Admissions consultant William Rick Singer is accused of orchestrating the scheme, using a sham company called Edge College & Career Network to collect $25 million from parents looking to buy admission into prestige colleges for their children.

On a call with a wealthy parent, prosecutors said, Singer summed up his business thusly: "What we do is help the wealthiest families in the USA get their kids into school.my families want a guarantee". According to the AP, prosecutors allege fake athletic profiles were made and administrators were bribed to allow a Florida man to take admissions tests on behalf of students. "I'd be happy to do anything", Isabella said, explaining that her mother had "helped me with so many auditions, which is so nice". Hercules Capital Inc (NYSE: HTGC) shares dropped 7.1 percent Tuesday as CEO Manuel Henriquez also appears to be among those charged.

International Business Times' request for comments from Loughlin and Huffman have not been returned. Meredith, authorities say, accepted bribes to bring Yale applicants onto the team "regardless of their athletic ability". We were always like, 'You know what?

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