Lori Loughlin Taken Into FBI Custody
Actress Lori Loughlin has been taken into custody by the FBI as of Wednesday morning.
Law enforcement sources reportedly informed NBC News that Loughlin is expected to appear in court Wednesday afternoon.
The news comes a day after the “Full House” actress was among a large group of celebrities, billionaires, and college coaches indicted in a massive college bribery scheme that involved fraudulent standardized test scores, and fake athletic profiles.
According to TMZ, FBI agents showed up at Loughlin’s house Tuesday, but the actress was in Vancouver for a shoot. The report says that Loughlin made prior arrangements with the FBI to turn herself in once she returned to Los Angeles. (RELATED: Lori Loughlin’s Daughter Bragged About Going To School To Party)
In addition to Loughlin, the group included “Desperate Housewives” actress Felicity Huffman. (RELATED: REPORT: 7 FBI Agents Arrested Felicity Huffman At Gunpoint)
Loughlin allegedly paid around $500,000 in bribes to get her daughters into the University of Southern California (USC), while Huffman allegedly “made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000 … to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter.”
In addition to the alleged bribes, Loughlin also allegedly had her daughters pretend to be members of a crew team in order to increase their chances for admission.