Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin's Bribery Allegations: What We Know

Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin's Bribery Allegations: What We Know

Athletic coaches from Yale, Stanford, the University of Southern California, Wake Forest and Georgetown, among others, are implicated, as well as parents and exam administrators, the release says.

Loughlin was taken into custody by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in Los Angeles on Wednesday morning, while Huffman was released on a $250,000 bond Tuesday night.

Loughlin, the 54-year-old star of "Full House", and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli allegedly paid $500,000 to gain their two daughters entry into University of Southern California as coxswains for crew teams - a sport they hadn't participated in before.

The ringleader of the scheme was named as William Singer, owner of Key Worldwide Foundation and a company called Edge College & Career Network.

Huffman is perhaps best known as a star of the long-running ABC series Desperate Housewives, while Loughlin is known for her role in the classic 90s sitcom Full House.

Alongside Loughlin, actress Felicity Huffman is also accused of being involved in the scheme.

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

Some of the 32 defendants are accused of bribing administrators to facilitate cheating on college-entrance exams - by having a smarter student take the test, providing students with answers to exams or correcting their answers after they had completed the exams, according to the criminal complaint filed in federal court.

Court documents said Huffman paid $15,000 that she disguised as a charitable donation so that her daughter could take part in the college entrance cheating scam.

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A former Yale football coach pleaded guilty and helped build the case against others.

Prosecutors say the organisations effectively worked as a single enterprise to get students into college using fake athletics credentials.

On Tuesday afternoon, Huffman made a brief court appearance.

Prosecutors said numerous students had no idea what their parents had allegedly done. Loughlin has projects slated through November in our neighbor to the North, after which the judge has ordered her to surrender her passport on December 19.

Parents spent anywhere from $200,000 to $6.5 million to guarantee their children's admission, officials said.

The Times reported that "a source" told them Huffman and others charged in the college admissions scandal were aware days earlier that they might be arrested.

None of the children were charged on Tuesday. She is facing a felony charge for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

The relatives of one applicant paid $1.2 million to have the applicant falsely described as the co-captain of a well-known California soccer team, although the applicant did not play competitive soccer, prosecutors said.

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