Lori Loughlin Dropped By Hallmark After Arrest for College Admissions Scam

Lori Loughlin Dropped By Hallmark After Arrest for College Admissions Scam

New details in elite college admissions scandal; Jeff Paul reports from Los Angeles.

The Hallmark Channel's parent company, Crown Media, has chose to sever its relationship with Lori Loughlin after federal authorities charged the actress in connection with an elite nationwide college cheating scheme this week.

The development of all productions with the actress for Crown Media Channels, including Hallmark Channel, have been halted reported The Hollywood Reporter. "We are no longer working with Lori Loughlin and have stopped development of all productions that air on the Crown Media Family Network channels involving Lori Loughlin including Garage Sale Mysteries, an independent third party production".

Loughlin is a big presence for Hallmark and its Crown Media Family Networks channels that include the flagship Hallmark Channel.

Update: A Hallmark spokesperson tells us that When Calls the Heart has been pulled from the March 17th schedule. The company said it has severed its relationship with Loughlin.

Loughlin's career and the Hallmark Channel were deeply intertwined. Loughlin stars in the cable movie series "When Calls The Heart" and "Garage Sale Mystery".

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While Hallmark has taken a wait-and-see attitude on Loughlin, there's more at issue than whether her appeal survives.

Apart from travelling to the Vancouver area, the actor is only allowed to move within the continental U.S. She will have to surrender her passport in November, when her projects are expected to wrap.

Federal authorities allege that Giannulli, Loughlin and other wealthy individuals paid a combined $25 million to bribe college coaches and administrators to doctor test results and falsify athletic records for their children. Giannulli was arrested on Tuesday an arraigned.

The famous actress and her husband reportedly paid $500,000 to a man in California that would help parents falsify SAT scores and have high school students pose as student-athletes to get special admission into schools.

Loughlin is charged with mail fraud and honest service mail fraud in the alleged bribery scheme. Their lawyer has declined comment. Loughlin was arrested in California in Wednesday and appeared in court.

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