Full House actor Lori Loughlin and her husband on Friday pleaded guilty to participating in a vast US college admissions fraud scheme to secure spots for their daughters at the University of Southern California. They pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. Consultant William Rick singer pleaded guilty last year to facilitating cheating on college entrance exams and using bribery to secure the admission of parents` children to schools as fake athletic recruits. Prosecutors allege Loughlin and Giannulli conspired with Singer to fabricate parts of their daughters' university applications so they could be admitted as fake rowing team recruits. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Rosen said Giannulli also paid $500,000 to induce a university employee to facilitate the recruitment of his daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose Giannulli.
Source: dna May 22, 2020 17:48 UTC