operation varsity blues
Everywhere you look, stars and CEOs are ending up behind bars.
Full House star Lori Loughlin was taken into custody Wednesday after she was indicted in a massive college admissions scam, the FBI tells The Associated Press. Loughlin was out of the country when she was charged, but Desperate Housewives actress Felicity Huffman did surrender Tuesday and was released Wednesday morning on $250,000 signature bond, per People.
The Department of Justice revealed the findings of its massive "Operation Varsity Blues" on Tuesday, charging 33 parents with scamming their children into elite colleges and alleging a slew of NCAA coaches accepted their bribes. The charges came with stunning details, including how parents paid to have their children Photoshopped onto the bodies of athletes in an effort to make Division 1 teams for sports they'd never played.
Loughlin's indictment unearthed vlogs from her daughter in which she declared she didn't "really care about school," which was probably a blow to her parents seeing as they allegedly paid $500,000 to get her there. Loughlin was reportedly in Canada at the time of her arrest, but the FBI said she would surrender when she returned to Los Angeles on Wednesday, per AP. Her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli of T-shirt fame, surrendered Tuesday but did not enter a plea in court, The Wall Street Journal says.