Published: Fri, March 15, 2019

Lori Loughlin arrested in college admissions scandal

Lori Loughlin arrested in college admissions scandal

A case-by case review will be conducted for students who are already enrolled at USC and may be connected to the scheme.

If you haven't heard of this scandal, over 50 celebrities and CEOs were caught in a college admissions scam which was ultimately them bribing money to get their kids into school.

"HP worked with Lori Loughlin and Olivia Jade in 2017 for a one-time product campaign. Some of these individuals may have been minors at the time of their application process".

It is claimed that the bribes of up to $500,000 were paid by her mother, famous actress Lori Loughlin (best known for her role in sitcom Full House), to get Olivia and her sister, Isabella, into USC on a rowing team scholarship.

"The federal government has alleged that USC is a victim in a scheme perpetrated against the university by a long-time Athletics Department employee, one current coach and three former coaching staff, who were allegedly involved in a college admissions scheme and have been charged by the government on multiple charges", Austin wrote. Prosecutors called it the largest such scandal in USA history.

"We are saddened by the recent news surrounding the college admissions allegations", the company said in a statement.


Andrew Lelling, the US attorney in Boston, stated at a news conference that "for every student admitted through fraud, an honest, genuinely talented student was rejected", Reuters reported.

"It wouldn't come as a complete surprise if the brands now working with Ms. Giannulli took a closer look at the status of their relationship with her and possibly reconsidered next steps for engagement. I don't want young girls who work hard to get into college to be scammed by her fake life", another exclaimed.

"It wouldn't come as a complete surprise if the brands now working with Ms. Giannulli took a closer look at the status of their relationship with her and possibly reconsidered next steps for engagement", said Yuval Ben-Itzhak, CEO of social-media marketing firm Socialbakers. But outside of these moments, she has avoided the brunt of the gossip to this point.

Huffman appeared exhausted and emotional during her Wednesday court appearance. They were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, according to E!

Federal Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Laura Eimiller confirmed that Loughlin was arrested in Los Angeles on Wednesday morning and that she will appear in court this afternoon. CBS News has reached out to these brands for comment about whether those business relationships continue, and will update this story accordingly.

Colleges involved in the scam included Yale, Georgetown, Stanford, USC, UCLA, Wake Forest, and others, according to the DOJ's news release.

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