Felicity Huffman Arrested By FBI with Guns Drawn in Early Morning Raid for College Bribery Case


Well that is one way to start the day.

On Tuesday morning (March 12, 2019), actress Felicity Huffman who is allegedly involved in a college admissions cheating scandal, was reportedly greeted by FBI agents with their guns drawn Tuesday morning at her Los Angeles home.

Hoffman was implicated in the massive college admissions cheating scandal along with other wealthy and famous parents who allegedly paid millions to have their children placed in elite universities.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Huffman and other defendants had recently received notice that they might face arrest.


Sources familiar with Huffman’s arrest told the paper that FBI agents with guns drawn showed up at the actress’ home at 6 a.m. to take her into custody.

Huffman, 56, is accused of paying $15,000 disguised as a charitable donation to enable her elder daughter to cheat on the SAT, which she took in December 2017.

Huffman and her husband, actor William H. Macy, who has not been charged, had arranged to do the same for their younger daughter but then allegedly deciding not to.

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Court documents showed that Huffman and Macy met with a cooperating witness at their home in Los Angeles, where the witness told the couple he “controlled” a testing center for college entrance exams and could have their daughter’s SAT answers secretly changed, AP reported.

The couple allegedly agreed to the plan.

A judge said on Tuesday that jailed actress Felicity Huffman was eligible for release on $250,000 bond.

Full House star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli have also been ensnared in the scandal.

The judge ruled Giannulli will be released on a $1 million dollar bond, securing the couple’s home as bond. Giannulli’s attorney said part of the reason they came to this agreement was with the hopes that Loughlin, also indicted in the case, would receive the same bond deal as well as be allowed to travel to Vancouver.

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The judge also ordered that Giannulli restrict his travel to the continental United States.

Loughlin, who did not appear in court on Tuesday, reportedly has been filming a movie in Vancouver. According to multiple reports, the actress landed at LAX on Tuesday during the court hearing.

Here is a list of everyone who was named in the college admissions scandal indictment.

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