Thursday, March 14, 2019

Lori Loughlin Released On $1M Bond

In Court: Lori Loughlin and attorney (Reuter's graphic)
One day after Lori Loughlin was ensnared in a bombshell college admissions investigation, the "Full House" star has been released on a $1 million bond.

As part of her bond arrangement, the 54-year-old is being permitted to travel within the continental U.S. as well as British Columbia, where she is currently filming. She will have to surrender her passport in November when her projects are expected to wrap.

Loughlin is prohibited from speaking to anyone related to the case with the exception of her famed fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli – who is also a defendant in the case – along with both of her daughters who “could be witnesses.”

Earlier on Wednesday, Loughlin was taken into custody in connection with the scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly paid bribes to get their children admitted into top colleges.

A rep for Loughlin told Fox News she had "no information regarding her client." The actress' attorney did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

On Tuesday, Giannulli appeared in court and was released on $1 million bond, secured by the couple's home. The judge ordered that Giannulli restrict his travel to the continental United States and surrender his passport.

Loughlin did not appear in court on Tuesday because she was filming a movie in Vancouver at the time of Giannulli's arrest. According to multiple reports, the actress landed at LAX on Tuesday during her husband's court hearing.

She faces charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, according to a criminal complaint.

Fellow actress Felicity Huffman, an Academy Award nominee, was arrested at her home Tuesday for her alleged involvement in the scheme. She appeared in Los Angeles federal court Tuesday looking visibly tired before posting $250,000 bail and surrendering her passport.

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