Actress Lori Loughlin in custody in connection with college admissions scandal

Lori Loughlin as Aunt Becky Katsopolis Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo

Lori Loughlin as Aunt Becky Katsopolis Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo

If their parents were any smart, they would've just taken the traditional route and bribed colleges to accept their children by making huge donations directly to the school.

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Huffman later appeared in court, and was set free after posting $250,000 bail.

Prosecutors alleged the couple gave $500,000 to have their two daughters labelled as recruits to the rowing team at USC (University of Southern California), even though neither participated in the sport.

On Tuesday morning, seven federal agents turned up at Huffman's house with "guns drawn" to arrest her, TMZ reports. Shares of the hedge fund plunged 9 percent.

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Those charged included several sports coaches.

Celebrities are having a field day mocking fellow stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin after they were charged in the college admissions bribery scandal.

"Full House" actor Lori Loughlin and the former head of financial firm Pimco are due to face criminal charges on Wednesday related to a $25 million scheme to help wealthy Americans secure places for their children in top USA colleges.

Loughlin is scheduled to make her first court appearance Wednesday afternoon. The consultant also hired ringers to take college entrance exams, and paid off insiders at testing centers to alter students' scores.

Federal authorities called it the biggest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the U.S. Justice Department, with the parents accused of paying an estimated $25 million in bribes.

"These parents are a catalogue of wealth and privilege", said Andrew Lelling, the USA attorney in Boston, Massachusetts where the case was announced.

The former Desperate Housewives star was in court in Los Angeles on Tuesday following her arrest.

Sources familiar with Huffman's arrest told the paper that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents with guns drawn showed up at the actress' home at 6 take her into custody. Macy was mentioned in the case but not charged. The 54-year-old actress' travel has been restricted to the United States and Canada, as she is filming Garage Sale Mystery, a film series for Hallmark, in Vancouver.

The two are among 50 people charged for taking part in the largest such scam in USA history, which steered students into elite universities including Yale, Georgetown and Stanford by cheating the admissions process. News has confirmed that Singer pled guilty to all counts on Tuesday.

Moreover, at least nine athletic coaches and 33 parents, many of them prominent in law, finance, fashion, and other fields, were charged.

Many colleges are taking action. Huffman was arrested earlier today on charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, and Loughlin will be turning herself into authorities in Los Angeles later today.

The parents were then advised to choose one of two test centres that Mr Singer's company said it had control over: one in Houston, Texas, and the other in West Hollywood, California.

Prosecutors said it was up to the universities what to do with students admitted through cheating. A number of the institutions moved quickly to fire or suspend the coaches and distance their name from the scandal, portraying themselves as victims.

Prosecutors say the organisations effectively worked as a single enterprise to get students into college using fake athletics credentials. UCLA suspended its soccer coach, and Wake Forest did the same with its volleyball coach.

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