The star of Hallmark serials Lori Loughlin surrendered to FBI and was arrested for paying bribes to get her two daughters into South California University, according to AP.
Loughlin and her husband, famous designer Mossimo Giannulli, paid 500 thousand dollars for daughters to pose as crew recruits, even though neither rowed. This became a privilege for getting to university.
Loughlin and Giannulli were among 50 people charged in the bribery scheme. Famous and rich parents bought college admission to get their children into top universities with help of unfair university sport coaches and examiners. According to prosecutors, the bribery scheme worked since 2011. Bribes were paid to the consulting corporation The Key Worldwide Foundation of William Singer, who attributed young men false achievements to get them into elite schools.
Singer faces up to 65 years in prison. Giannulli was released Tuesday after posting a $1 million bond, his wife stands trial today.