Lori Loughlin in custody over US admissions ‘scam’, says FBI | Ents & Arts News

Actress Lori Loughlin has been taken into custody in connection with an alleged university bribing scheme in the US, the FBI has said.

FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said Loughlin was taken into custody in Los Angeles this morning and is due to appear in court later today.

The Full House actress, along with Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman and dozens of other parents, is accused of being involved in a scheme which saw bribes paid to help get children into some of the most elite universities in the country, including Stanford and Yale.

Prosecutors allege Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, paid $500,000 (£378,000) to have their two daughters labelled as recruits to the University of Southern California crew team, even though neither is a rower.

Huffman and Gianulli have both appeared in court in LA.

Earlier today, the FBI said Loughlin had been expected to hand herself in. Court records show a warrant for her arrest was issued.

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