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Lori Loughlin released on $1 million bail amid college admission scandal

The actress was one of 50 people charged

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Lori Loughlin has been released on $1 million bail.

The actress was charged alongside her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli, for allegedly “agreeing to pay bribes totalling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits” for the University of Southern California (USC) rowing team.

The 54-year-old was released on bail just hours after she surrendered to the FBI, and is due to appear in court on March 29.

According to E! News, both Lori and Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

According to reports, there were 50 individuals charged in connection to the alleged scam.

An FBI affidavit stated: “Beginning in or about 2011, and continuing through the present, the defendants principally individuals whose high-school aged children were applying to college conspired with others to use bribery and other forms of fraud to facilitate their children’s admission to colleges and universities in the District of Massachusetts and elsewhere, including Yale University, Stanford University, the University of Texas, the University of Southern California, and the University of California – Los Angeles, among others.”