Three Hollywood stars were arrested yesterday in connection with the college admissions scandal in the U.S.
Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin and Loughlin’s husband Mossimo Giannulli were charged with bribing insiders to help get their children admitted to elite schools such as Yale and Stanford.
Huffman is an Oscar-nominated actress and is best known for her role on Desperate Housewives. Loughlin is known for her part on the sitcom Full House and its sequel Fuller House, while Giannulli is a fashion designer.
The three are among almost 50 others involved in the scheme. Admission hacks included paying to have students’ SAT scores raised, and paying college sports teams to recruit potential students.
Huffman was released on bail yesterday and Loughlin was taken into custody today.
Each charge carries a minimum of five years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines if the stars are convicted.
Compiled by Sarah Larke. Courtesy of USA Today.