Felicity Huffman was arrested on Tuesday, March 12 after authorities claimed the the star, along with fellow actress Lori Loughlin and other Hollywood power players, were involved in a college admissions scam, RadarOnline.com can confirm.
“Thirteen defendants were taken into custody this morning in the Los Angeles area, including defendant Huffman,” Department of Justice spokesperson Thom Mrozek told Radar. “Those 13 defendants will be making their initial court appearances this afternoon beginning sometime after 2:00 p.m.”
The star will appear in a Los Angeles federal court building, the spokesperson added.
Meanwhile, Loughlin has not yet been arrested, despite earlier reports.
"Lori Loughlin is out of the country," DOJ U.S. Attorney’s Office for District Of Massachusetts spokesperson Christina Dilorio-Sterling told Radar. "She was contacted by federal authorities and told to turn herself in."
As Radar previously reported, 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 Massachusetts District Court complaint, defendants allegedly conspired 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 Fuller House star and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Fianulli allegedly paid $500,000 to pretend their daughters were crew athletes.
Former Desperate Housewives star Huffman allegedly paid $15,000 in a college entrance exam cheating scheme for her oldest daughter.
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