Judge to Loughlin in Bribery Case: You Can Go

The Hollywood actor is released on $1M bond
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 13, 2019 6:00 PM CDT
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In this Oct. 4, 2017 file photo, actress Lori Loughlin arrives at the 5th annual People Magazine "Ones To Watch" party in Los Angeles.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – A federal judge says Full House actress Lori Loughlin can be released after posting $1 million bond in a case in which she and her husband are accused of paying bribes to get their daughters into college, the AP reports. Loughlin stood with her lawyer in the Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday and didn't speak except to answer "yes" to the judge's questions. Magistrate Judge Steve Kim said Loughlin must limit her travel to the continental US and areas around Vancouver, Canada, for work.

Dozens of defendants in the alleged nationwide scheme, including Loughlin's husband fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, were arrested Tuesday. Giannulli posted bond and was released Tuesday. Prosecutors allege the couple paid $500,000 to have their daughters labeled as crew-team recruits at the University of Southern California, even though neither is a rower. (See how a Full House episode is "eerily similar" to Loughlin's real life.)


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