Lori Loughlin to Surrender to Authorities on Tuesday Afternoon
Written by Intern Aaron on March 13, 2019
The former Full House, and current Netflix series Fuller House, star Lori Loughlin is expected to surrender to authorities on Tuesday afternoon in Los Angeles for being connected to a college admission bribery scam.
Source: Popculture.com via Michael Hein
Loughlin, as well as 33 other parents, are being charged on account of paying their children’s way past the standardized administration tests to have them admitted into the college. When federal agents had visited her home for the arrest, as she was off in Canada for reasons that are not very clear, however as often as she works with Hallmark Channel and as often as Hallmark Channel films in Canada it is not very surprising. Upon hearing about the arrest of her husband Mossimo Giannulli, she ended her trip and got on her way back to Los Angeles.
The Fuller House star’s lawyer, Perry Viscounty, is fighting for the right to speak with his client before she is taken into custody. The criminal defense attorney is known for his work on the academic side of arbitration.
In the 33 other parents being arrested, another big name is suspected to be a part of the scam. The former Desperate Housewives star, Felicity Huffman is among the suspected, however her husband William H. Macy has not been arrested yet. However, the parents weren’t the only one’s being put under arrest. Federal authorities also arrested the coaches and administrators who allegedly accepted the bribes. The coaches are said to have been bribed to forge profiles for the athletes to bypass them, while the administrators are believed to have either raised the student’s scores or to have had proctors take the test and fill it out with false information.
The main head behind the scandal is the owner and operator of Edge College and Career Network LLC, William Rick Singer. Authorities believe that Singer forwarded bribes reaching as low as thousands of dollars to as high as $6 million to get his clients into schools such as Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, and the University of Southern California.
His punishment can reach up to 65 years of prison, 3 years of supervised release, and $1.45 million in fines. He pleaded guilty on Tuesday afternoon. His charges fall under the category of racketeering conspiracy, money laundering, tax conspiracy, and obstruction of justice. The parents’ punishment could be facing jail time as well, however nothing is confirmed. None of the parents have had a chance to make any public comments on the case just yet.