The Hallmark Channel has introduced it’s chopping ties with Lori Loughlin, who starred within the community’s present “When Calls the Coronary heart,” after she was arrested on a cost of mail fraud in reference to the widespread school admissions bribery scheme.
The “Fuller Home” star surrendered to authorities on Wednesday morning, and was in Canada capturing the interval drama when arrests have been made. Loughlin has additionally made common appearances within the channel’s present “Storage Sale Mysteries,” in addition to in a collection of Christmas films.
“We’re saddened by the current information surrounding the school admissions allegations. We’re now not working with Lori Loughlin and have stopped growth of all productions that air on the Crown Media Household Community channels involving Lori Loughlin together with ‘Storage Sale Mysteries,’ an unbiased third social gathering manufacturing,” the Hallmark dad or mum firm stated in an announcement.
Loughlin and her husband are accused of paying a $500,000 bribe to have their two daughters, the elder of whom is a YouTube star and social media influencer, labeled as rowers to get into the College of Southern California. Prosecutors say these have been false claims as neither daughter has participated within the sport.
On Tuesday morning, information emerged of an FBI investigation, code-named “Operation Varsity Blues,” into a gaggle of rich dad and mom who’re accused of paying between $200,000 and $6.5 million to confess their youngsters into elite universities. Their alleged scams embody all the things from faking SAT and ACT scores to paying school coaches to have their children designated as athletic recruits.
“Determined Housewives” star Felicity Huffman was additionally amongst these implicated within the school admissions sham, and all three face a single rely of mail fraud in reference to the scheme. Huffman and Giannulli each posted bond and left the courthouse after their arraignment yesterday.
The dad and mom charged within the case embody CEOs, actual property traders, and the co-chair of a worldwide regulation agency. The kids gained admission to Yale College, Georgetown College, Stanford College, UCLA, and USC.