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EntertainmentFelicity Huffman Released On $250,000 Bond After Indictment In College Bribery Case

07:00  13 march  2019
07:00  13 march  2019 Source:   etcanada.com

Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin indicted in case alleging bribery to get kids into colleges

Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin indicted in case alleging bribery to get kids into colleges Federal authorities have charged college coaches and others, including actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, in a sweeping admissions bribery case.

A magistrate judge said Tuesday that actress Felicity Huffman - the "Desperate Housewives" star - can be released on $ 250 , 000 bail in a case in which she is accused of paying a bribe to secure her daughter's admission to college , AP reported.

Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among some 50 people charged in the massive scam to cheat on “This case is about the widening corruption of elite college admissions through the steady application of wealth Huffman was detained on Tuesday, but released on a $ 250 , 000 bond .

Felicity Huffman Released On $250,000 Bond After Indictment In College Bribery Case LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Felicity Huffman attends the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Felicity Huffman is free on bail following her arrest in a college bribery scheme.

A spokesperson for the United States Attorney’s Office has confirmed to ET that the former "Desperate Housewives" star, 56, was released on a $250,000 bond following her indictment on Tuesday. In addition, Huffman was ordered to surrender her passport, and has been ordered to appear in federal court in Boston on March 29.

According to Deadline, Huffman appeared "noticeably drawn" and spoke in "a cracked voice" when she appeared before a judge on Tuesday.

Felicity Huffman Taken into Custody in Alleged College Admissions Scam

Felicity Huffman Taken into Custody in Alleged College Admissions Scam Felicity Huffman Taken into Custody in Alleged Admissions Scam

A federal judge has released Felicity Huffman on $ 250 , 000 after she was charged in a massive college admissions cheating scandal to help get her Soon after the proctor was paid , 000 by Key Worldwide Foundation, the same organization that Huffman would later give a , 000 donation to

On March 12, 2019, U.S. federal prosecutors in the District of Massachusetts unsealed a series of indictments and complaints against 50 people as part of an ongoing investigation into a university

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Huffman's husband, "Shameless" star William H. Macy, was on hand for her court appearance, and reportedly "sat among the families of other defendants with his head down staring at the floor or reading documents."

Huffman and 45 others were indicted in a multimillion-dollar scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly paid substantial bribes to get their children into top universities, notes Deadline.

Also indicted was "Fuller House" star Lori Loughlin, who is facing the same charges but was was out of town  and was not taken into custody on Tuesday morning; her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, however, was arrested, and was among those who appeared in court alongside Huffman.

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Felicity Huffman , Lori Loughlin Indicted in College Admissions Bribery Case . As we reported, Huffman was indicted for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. The indictment claims the daughter was given twice the amount of time to take the SAT as other students

The actresses Felicity Huffman , left, and Lori Loughlin are two of the parents charged in a sprawling college bribery and SAT cheating The Justice Department unsealed indictments Tuesday accusing admissions advisers, coaches and school officials of offering wealthy families one of two back doors

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A year-long investigation by the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office found that Huffman “made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000 to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter,” according to the indictment.

The indictment also alleges that Huffman paid an undisclosed sum to an individual who “controlled” an SAT testing centre in Los Angeles, who corrected incorrect exam answers in her daughter's test, leading to a huge increase in the SAT score that allowed her to be admitted to a top university.

If found guilty, Huffman could face up to five years behind bars.

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