Lori Loughlin allowed to continue filming in Vancouver after bribery indictment

14 March, 2019, 15:54 | Author: Barbara Erickson
  • Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin

Neither the coincidence factor, nor the life-imitating-art element ends with Full House, though.

Mark Riddell - an administrator for Bradenton, Florida's IMG Academy, which was founded by renowned tennis coach Nick Bollettieri and bills itself as the world's largest sports academy - was suspended from his job late Tuesday after he was accused of taking college admissions tests as part of the scheme.

Actress Lori Loughlin Loughlin will be booked at the Metropolitan Detention Centre in Los Angeles over the college admissions scandal. She and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, have also been arrested.

The court documents also revealed that a cooperating witness met with Huffman and her husband, actor William H. Macy, at their Los Angeles home and explained to them that he "controlled" a testing center and could have somebody secretly change her daughter's answers, according to AP. She was seated in a glassed-off area with several other defendants.

At a brief court appearance on Wednesday, Ms Loughlin was released on $US1 million bail after being charged with helping her daughters cheat their way into a high-profile California university.

The actress is expected to appear before a federal judge at the District Court in downtown LA later today, per the New York Post.

Huffman is accused of disguising a USA $15,000 charitable payment in the bribery scheme, according to court records.

Gordon Caplan, who prosecutors said paid $US75,000 a year ago to have some of his daughter's wrong answers corrected on a college entrance exam, was placed on leave from his post as co-chairman of the global law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, the company said on Wednesday.

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Huffman's older daughter took the test in December 2017 and received a score of 1420.

Actress Felicity Huffman has been forced to hand over her passport to authorities following her indictment for her alleged role in an elite college bribery scheme.

Another parent charged in the scheme, Manuel Henriquez, resigned as chief executive officer of the finance company Hercules Capital Inc, the company said early on Wednesday.

Her attorney declined to comment.

Playwright David Mamet wrote a letter supporting Macy and Huffman, longtime friends, in an open letter posted by the Hollywood Reporter. In an open letter, Mamet said: "That a parent's zeal for her children's future may have overcome her better judgment for a moment is not only unfortunate, it is, I know we parents would agree, a universal phenomenon".

Dozens, including Huffman, the Emmy-winning star of ABC Studio's Desperate Housewives, were arrested by midday on Tuesday.

Actress Lori Loughlin is free on a $1 million bond after appearing in federal court in Los Angeles on Wednesday in relation to her alleged participation inan elite college admission scheme.

Documents released by the U.S. Attorney's office allege that Huffman paid $15,000 to help her daughter get into school.

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