Desperate Housewives' Felicity Huffman charged in U.S. fraud case

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Loughlin, who was charged along with her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, appeared in the ABC sitcom "Full House", while Huffman starred in ABC's "Desperate Housewives".

Huffman, an Academy Award nominee, has been charged with felony conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, according to court paperwork filed Monday in federal court in MA. However, at the time of this writing, Loughlin, 54, has not yet entered police custody, as she's reportedly "out of the country", as Christina Dilorio-Sterling, the spokesperson for the United States Attorney's Office for the District of MA, shared with Radar.

Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were among 50 people charged by US federal prosecutors on Tuesday in a $25 million scheme to help wealthy Americans cheat their children's way into elite universities, such as Yale and Stanford.

The racketeering conspiracy charges were unsealed Tuesday against the coaches at schools including Wake Forest University, Georgetown and the University of Southern California (USC).

The FBI has uncovered a nationwide college admissions scam with agents arresting 50 people, including famous actresses and CEOs.

Huffman and her husband William H. Macy allegedly "made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000.to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter".

Calls with Huffman and a co-operating witness were recorded.

Those charged in the case allegedly paid bribes of up to $6 million to get their children into college.

"Thereafter, the Giannullis agreed with [the witness] to use bribes to facilitate her admission to USC as a recruited crew coxswain, even though she did not row competitively or otherwise participate in crew", the complaint alleges. In addition, the now-indicted celebs also made fake athletic profiles for their kids to make it seem as if they were athletically qualified even though numerous children weren't involved in sports at all.

Shortly after Loughlin was charged, "TODAY" tweeted out the old interview in which Loughlin, accompanied by her daughter Isabella, talked about how hard it will be to send her off in the fall to attend USC.

Federal agents also obtained emails from Loughlin allegedly implicating her in the scam, according to the documents.

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