In real life, Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have been accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to get their two daughtersrecruited to the University of Southern California crew team (even though they're not on crew) to help them get into the college.
The coaches were paid by the parents to lie and say that the children were being considered as athletic recruits because the admission process is generally less stringent for athletes, prosecutors said.
The 55-year-old actor was seen leaving hotspot Madeo in Beverly Hills on Tuesday night as he chose to remain mum on the legal trouble his 54-year-old Full House co-star was in. What's more disturbing is how these entitled kids robbed spots from hardworking, honest, and ethical students - and that's totally not cool for school. "Having a straighter smile definitely makes me feel more confident", she wrote on this paid-for post.
"There were essentially two kinds of fraud that Singer was selling", Lelling said of the accusations, which run from 2011 to 2019. William "Rick" Singer, the ringleader of the scam and owner of a college counseling service, pleaded guilty in court yesterday on a number of charges. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents reportedly showed up at her home with guns drawn, even though Huffman was accused of paying a significantly smaller bribe.
Arrest warrants were issued Tuesday for 39 parents, including Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, and actress Felicity Huffman. The FBI opted to pick her up at her home instead.
"Officially a college student!" she captioned an Instagram photograph she posted in September, which showed her in her USC dorm room decorated with items she had ordered from online retailer Amazon, which paid her for the post.
The next court date for both Huffman and Giannulli is in Boston on March 29 at 2:30 p.m. local time. It's a serious matter, but it's still undeniably amusing that the woman who played "Aunt Becky" on one of the most popular sitcoms of the '90s is implicated.
On Wednesday, Loughlin stood with her lawyer in a Los Angeles courtroom.
"Huffman and her spouse made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000 to [the Key Foundation] to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her oldest daughter", the criminal affidavit reads.
The actress will be booked and is expected to make an initial appearance Wednesday afternoon in federal court in Los Angeles.
A handful of universities were named as targets for fraud: Georgetown University, UCLA, University of Texas, Yale, Stanford, Wake Forest, University of Southern California and the University of San Diego. According to our sister site Variety, she was released on $1 million bail, with Judge Steve Kim reluctantly allowing the actress to travel as long as the court is aware of her destination and length of stay.