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Lori Loughlin surrenders to FBI in admissions scandal

TODAY -- Pictured: Lori Loughlin on Thursday, August 2, 2018 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

BOSTON (AP) — The FBI says actress Lori Loughlin has been taken into custody in connection with a scheme in which wealthy parents paid bribes to get their children into top colleges.

FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller says Loughlin is in custody Wednesday morning in Los Angeles. She is scheduled to appear in court there in the afternoon.

Prosecutors allege Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, paid $500,000 to have their two daughters labeled as recruits to the University of Southern California crew team, even though neither is a rower.

They were among 50 people charged in the scheme.

Loughlin became famous as the wholesome Aunt Becky in the 1980s and ’90s sitcom “Full House.” She has lately become the queen of the Hallmark channel with her holiday movies and the series “When Calls the Heart.”

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2 comments

  • Tim

    What’s important is that these children are, and have been getting a proper education, as for filing charges and separating children from their parents, well, that is just unthinkable. The best thing to do in order to keep these families together is to drop all charges, at the expense of the taxpayers of course, and make sure they promise to never do it again. It’s the 21st century snowflake way.

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