In court papers obtained from Massachusetts District Court, Loughlin, 54, and Huffman, 56, were hit with arrest warrants for "conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud" on Monday, March 11.
According to the complaint, the defendants conspired with others to "bribe college entrance exam administrators to facilitate cheating on college entrance exams, to bribe varsity coaches and administrators at elite universities to designate certain applicants as recruited athletes or as other favored candidates, thereby facilitating the applicants' admission to those universities and to use the façade of a charitable organization to conceal the nature and source of the bride payments."
The suspects, and other defendants including CEOs, allegedly paid bribes of up to $6 million to get their children into colleges.
Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli allegedly agreed to bribes of $500,000 to have their two daughters part of the USC crew team, even though they did not participate in crew.
The court papers claim Huffman and her husband made a charitable contribution of $15,000 to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme for her oldest daughter.
"Huffman later made arrangements to pursue the scheme a second time, for her younger daughter, before deciding not to do so," the court papers read.
NBC Boston was the first to report on the story.
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