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Actress Lori Loughlin surrenders in admissions scandal

March 13, 2019 05:24 PM

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 said Loughlin was in custody Wednesday morning in Los Angeles. She was scheduled to appear in court later in the day, and a federal judge then agreed to her release after posting $1 million bond.

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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.

Giannulli was released Tuesday after posting a $1 million bond.

Loughlin gained fame for her role as the wholesome Aunt Becky in the 1990s sitcom "Full House."

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