Lori Loughlin raved about sending her daughter to college, years before she, fellow actress Felicity Huffman and 44 other people were charged in an alleged $25 million racketeering scheme to help wealthy American parents get their children into elite universities, including top 10 schools Yale and Stanford.
The scam, the largest in U.S. history, had followed an investigation dubbed "Operation Varsity Blues." It allegedly involved bribes given to coaches and stand-in test takers, as well as doctored photos misrepresenting applicants as elite athletes. The mastermind of the scheme, William "Rick" Singer of the Edge College & Career Network, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to racketeering charges.
Fuller House star Loughlin and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, are accused of paying Singer $500,000 to help their daughters, Isabella and Olivia Jade Giannulli, cheat to gain admission into the University of Southern California, a top 25 college, by bribing rowing coaches at the college. He is also charged with fraud. Giannulli was arrested on Tuesday and was released on a $1 million bond. FBI agents took Loughlin into custody on Wednesday morning.