Actress Lori Loughlin surrenders as college admissions fallout spreads

This image provided by the FBI shows the wanted poster for Monica Witt

This image provided by the FBI shows the wanted poster for Monica Witt

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. She and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, have also been arrested.

At a brief court appearance on Wednesday, Ms Loughlin was released on $US1 million bail after being charged with helping her daughters cheat their way into a high-profile California university.

News that celebrities were among the accused parents, including Full House actress Lori Loughlin and Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman, created much buzz.

Loughlin, of "Full House" fame, has not been arrested, but she's being sought by authorities, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Laura Eimiller.

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.

From 2011 until February of this year, Singer is accused of conspiring with dozens of parents, school athletic coaches, administrators, and others to use fraud and bribery to get students into colleges.

It was unclear when Full House star Loughlin would turn herself in.

The elaborate scheme involved bribing the administrators of college entrance tests to allow a child's wrong answers to be corrected and bribing university athletic coaches to attest a child was a gifted athlete even if he or she was anything but.

The actress is expected to appear before a federal judge at the District Court in downtown LA later today, per the New York Post.

Aunt Becky merely went along with ringleader Uncle Jesse's weird lies to the admission's board before eventually confessing their deception, while Loughlin allegedly paid $500,000 to scam her daughters onto USC's crew team, even though neither were rowers. In addition to her starring role in When Calls the Heart, Loughlin also headlines the Garage Sale Mysteries franchise on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries.

In particular, the coaches worked at such schools as Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, Wake Forest, the University of Texas, the University of Southern California and the University of California at Los Angeles, faking profiles of the applicants, regardless of their actual abilities in sports.

In the meantime, many other celebs have taken to social media to either criticise and condemn the parents or roast them over the scandal.

Ms Huffman was one of several charged who appeared in court on Tuesday before being released on bail.

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

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

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