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Full House episode ‘eerily similar’ to real life scandal for Lori Loughlin

Lori Loughlin Charged in Bribery Scheme Bragged About Daughter Getting Into College Hallmark Star Lori Loughlin Charged In Alleged College Admissions Scheme
Herman Weaver | 14 March, 2019, 23:29

Loughlin, best known for her role on Full House (and Netflix's Fuller House revival), on Wednesday turned herself in to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in advance of a court hearing.

Authorities popped the lid on the scheme after a Boston-area financial executive caught up in a separate securities fraud probe told investigators that a Yale University women's soccer coach had asked him for a bribe to help get his daughter admitted into the Ivy League school, the Globe reported Thursday.

On Tuesday, some social media users defended her, saying that she might not have been aware of the scheme. Unlike her husband, the judge allowed Loughlin to retain her passport until the end of the year so she could travel to Vancouver, BC for scheduled work.

Loughlin and Giannulli were charged after allegedly paying $500,000 in bribes to get their two daughters into USC as recruits for the rowing team. Prosecutors in the US attorney's office in Boston say his company, Edge College & Career Network, amassed $25 million through the fraud.

Felicity Huffman's husband, William H. Macy, who has not been indicted in the bribery scheme (yet), starred in nine seasons of the Showtime series Shameless.

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

As for applicants wrapped up in the $25 million cheating controversy, the university says those "in the current admissions cycle who are connected to the scheme alleged by the government will be denied admission to USC". Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for Sephora CollectionWhat did Olivia Jade's parents do?

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Singer pleaded guilty on Tuesday to racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the United States and obstruction of justice, prosecutors said.

Olivia Jade Giannulli, 19, has 1.9 million YouTube followers and 1.3 million Instagram followers, and regularly posts about life in university, as well as sponsored content and make-up tutorials.

She is now a freshman at USC.

Prosecutors say he got his children into school by faking their athletic achievements.

After months of having his calls wiretapped, Singer ended up cooperating with investigators last September, helping them secretly record incriminating conversations he had with parents.

The conspiracy allegedly included bribing entrance exam administrators to allow test takers to take exams in the place of students or to correct students' answers, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of MA. Two SAT/ACT exam administrators, one exam proctor, nine collegiate coaches, one college athletics administrator and 31 other parents were also charged.

While skincare brand Philosophy preferred to "pass on commenting", they did note that their relationship with Olivia was a "one-time program past year, and we have no future plans" to work with her. Estée Lauder, the parent company to Too Faced, declined to comment.

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