Actress Lori Loughlin, best known for her roll as ‘Aunt Becky’ on ABC’s hit show “Full House” just surrendered to federal authorities in Los Angeles. Laughlin, 54, was one of 50 other people indicted Tuesday for a massive bribery scam involving some of the countries most elite universities.
Loughlin, who was not home Tuesday when authorities showed up at her Los Angeles area home, made prior arrangements to meet with FBI Agents Wednesday for her surrender.
However, FBI agents arrested her husband, Mossimo clothing founder Mossimo Giannulli, who was also indicted in the bribery scam, the couple allegedly paid $500,000 to have their 2 daughters designated as recruits for USC’s crew team, despite the fact the girls didn’t actually participate in the sport.
Also named in the FBI report actress Felicity Huffman, best known for her role on ABC’s “Desperate Housewives.”
Huffman was arrested at her home Tuesday morning, by FBI agents. Huffman was arrested Tuesday after FBI agents showed up at her Los Angeles home around 6 a.m. She posted a $250,000 bond after an appearance in an L.A. federal court. Her husband, actor William H. Macy, has not been charged, though an FBI agent stated in an affidavit that he was in the room when Huffman first heard the pitch from a scam insider.
More than 30 parents and nine coaches — were charged Tuesday in the scheme, which involved bribing insiders to get specific children into top schools.