Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, along with 48 others, have been charged in a massive bribery scam involving some of the most elite colleges in the country. Per court documents, the actresses paid hefty bribes to get their kids into various schools including Yale, Georgetown, University of Southern California and Stanford.
Felicity has been arrested and released on a signature bond aka a promise to appear in court. She faces charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Her husband, “Shameless” star William H. Macy has not been charged.
Lori and her husband Mossimo Giannulli—founder of Mossimo clothing—will receive similar charges.
According to the docs, the FBI obtained recorded phone calls in which Lori and Felicity discussed the scheme with witnesses who were cooperating with authorities.
Most of the kids had no idea their parents allegedly paid for their acceptance.
No word from Felicity or Lori on the charges.
William Rick Singer has been named as the ringleader. He created a fake non-profit, charitable foundation to serve as a front for payments from parents. According to the feds, most parents coughed up between $200k and $400k, with some payments as high as $6.5 million. In total investigators uncovered about $25 million in bribes.