Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among some 50 people charged in the massive scam to cheat on admission to elite United States universities that involved bribes, fraudulent test scores and even fake photographs.
Like her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, who is also a suspect in the scam, Loughlin was allowed to put up her home as collateral to secure the bond, according to TMZ. Her husband, actor William H. Macy, sat in court as the magistrate ordered her free on $365,000 bail.
Loughlin turned herself in to the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday morning and is scheduled for a court appearance in the afternoon, spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said. That's where she was Tuesday when. The consultant also hired ringers to take college entrance exams for students and paid off insiders at testing centers to correct students' answers. Prosecutors allege that parents committed fraud to reserve places for their children at prestigious universities including Yale and Stanford.
She is among a group of Los Angeles parents who have been accused of trying to get their children into top colleges as part of a scheme that involved doctoring exam results and bribing college officials.
In the meantime, many other celebs have taken to social media to either criticise and condemn the parents or roast them over the scandal.
Loughlin and Giannulli allegedly paid a total of $500,000 so that their two daughters would be designated as recruits to the University of Southern California's crew team, though neither girl participated in the sport.
Mr Meredith, who accepted a $400,000 bribe from Mr Singer, is due to plead guilty, prosecutors said.
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Prosecutors said that on a call with one parent, Singer summed up his business thusly: "What we do is help the wealthiest families in the USA get their kids into school ... my families want a guarantee".
A Hallmark Channel spokeswoman said the network hasn't decided what effect, if any, her arrest will have on programming. None of the schools or the students have been charged in the case.
Meanwhile, Huffman has been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.
Stanford's sailing coach John Vandemoer pleaded guilty Tuesday in Boston.
The colleges themselves are not targets, the prosecutor said.
A former Yale soccer coach pleaded guilty before the documents went public and helped build the case against others.