Lori Loughlin allowed to continue filming in Vancouver after bribery indictment

Carla Harmon
March 14, 2019

The mastermind of the scheme, William "Rick" Singer, on Tuesday pleaded guilty to racketeering charges.

Dressed in a blue fleece paired with black trousers, Huffman appeared downcast as she waited by an elevator in the building with what appeared to be two federal agents.

Loughlin became famous as the wholesome Aunt Becky in the 1980s and '90s sitcom "Full House". Giannulli posted bond and was released Tuesday.

She was among dozens swept up in what prosecutors called the largest college admissions fraud scheme they'd ever seen. Prosecutors in the USA attorney's office in Boston say his company, Edge College & Career Network, amassed $25 million through the fraud.

She is among a group of Los Angeles parents who have been accused of trying to get their children into top colleges as part of a scheme that involved doctoring exam results and bribing college officials.


Huffman is reportedly set to appear in a Boston court later this month for a preliminary hearing.

The two are among 50 people charged for taking part in the largest such scam in USA history, which the scheme's mastermind said in court documents steered some 800 students into elite universities including Yale, Georgetown and Stanford by cheating the admissions process.

Loughlin returned home to Los Angeles Wednesday to surrender to USA federal authorities.

A federal judge says "Full House" actress Lori Loughlin (LAWK'-lin) can be released after posting $1 million bond in a case in which she and her husband are accused of paying bribes to get their daughters into college.

Ms Huffman, a former best actress Oscar nominee, who is married to fellow actor William H Macy, starred in the ABC TV series Desperate Housewives.


The coaches worked at schools such as Yale University, Stanford University, Georgetown University, Wake Forest University, the University of Texas, the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles.

"For every student admitted through fraud, an honest, genuinely talented student was rejected".

"I was essentially buying or bribing the coaches for a spot", Singer said as he pleaded guilty to charges including racketeering, money laundering and obstruction of justice.

Three other cooperating witnesses, including a former head coach of women's soccer at Yale, have agreed to plead guilty, prosecutors said.

Several defendants, including Huffman, were charged with conspiracy to commit fraud, punishable by up to 20 years in prison.


Lelling said the investigation is continuing and authorities believe other parents were involved.

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