Felicity Huffman Released On $250K Bond After College Bribery Arrest

Lawrence Kim
March 15, 2019

William "Rick" Singer, 58, has been charged with operating a racketeering scheme through his business Edge College & Career Network, which serviced an array of rich people like Hollywood celebrities and CEOs. That's where she was Tuesday when.

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.

Wendy Williams exploded with anger over Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman's involvement in what's being called the biggest college admissions scam in history, during her show on March 13.

"Huffman and her spouse made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000 to KWF to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her oldest daughter", the criminal affidavit reads.

Lori Loughlin may be able to continue filming her various shows despite her arrest on Wednesday for alleged mail fraud as part of a college admissions bribery scheme. Her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, was released Tuesday after posting a $1 million bond.

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.

Fallout from a sweeping college admissions scandal swiftly spread Wednesday, with actress Lori Loughlin surrendering ahead of a Los Angeles court hearing and a Silicon Valley hedge fund replacing its leader.

Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among some 50 people charged in the massive scam to cheat on admission to elite United States universities that involved bribes, fraudulent test scores and even fake photographs.

Singer pleaded guilty to charges related to running the scheme
Singer pleaded guilty to charges related to running the scheme

Gordon Caplan, who prosecutors said paid $US75,000 a year ago to have some of his daughter's wrong answers corrected on a college entrance exam, was placed on leave from his post as co-chairman of the global law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, the company said on Wednesday.

When it comes to the massive college admissions scandal, the takedown of which was dubbed "Operation Varsity Blues" by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, its celebrity clientele have dominated the news cycle.

Loughlin and her husband allegedly payed a $500,000 bribe to have their two daughters, the elder of whom is a YouTube star and social media influencer, labeled as rowers to get into the University of Southern California.

She is expected to appear in a Boston courtroom March 29 to address the charges.

"Mostly my parents really wanted me to go, because both of them didn't go to college", she said.

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

"This case is about the widening corruption of elite college admissions through the steady application of wealth combined with fraud", Lelling said Tuesday.

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