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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.

Felicity Huffman is expected to post bail shortly after being taken into custody for her alleged involvement with a college admissions cheating Huffman , 56, allegedly gave , 000 “to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her oldest daughter,” the indictment in

Felicity Huffman is expected to post bail shortly after being taken into custody for her alleged involvement with a college admissions cheating scam involving elite colleges and A judge ruled late Tuesday that the actress could be released on a $ 250 , 000 bond , according to the Associated Press.

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.

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A judge has ruled that Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman can be released on $ 250 , 000 (£192, 000 ) bond after she was charged over a scheme in which

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin have been charged along with 48 others in a massive bribery scam involving some of the most elite colleges in the country. We've learned Felicity has been arrested and is presently in custody. We're told she will be released on a signature bond which essentially

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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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Hours after being arrested in a bribery scheme that got her eldest daughter in a top college , Felicity Huffman was in court. Her release has been ordered pending a $ 250 , 000 bond . Huffman is next expected in appear in Boston court March 29 for a preliminary hearing.

Earlier in the day, Felicity Huffman was taken into custody following her indictment in an alleged college admissions cheating scam involving elite colleges and universities. A judge ruled late Tuesday that the actress could be released on a $ 250 , 000 bond , according to the Associated Press.

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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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Felicity Huffman Plea Hearing Set After She Pleads Guilty To Fraud In College Admissions Case.
A plea hearing has been set for Felicity Huffman, with the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney’s Office sharing on Twitter that the former “Desperate Housewives” star will be returning to court on May 24 after pleading guilty to charges of fraud on Tuesday. #BREAKING: Felicity Huffman & Jane Buckingham plea hearing set for 5/24 at 2:30 pm in federal court in #Boston. Agustin Huneeus plea hearing set for 5/21 at 2:30 pm #CollegeAdmissionsScandal — U.S. Attorney MA (@DMAnews1) April 9, 2019 Meanwhile, Huffman's new film is being postponed following her guilty plea in the recent college admissions scandal case.

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