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Lori Loughlin Released From Jail After Posting $1 Million Bond in College Admissions Scandal

Lori Loughlin Released From Jail After Posting $1 Million Bond in College Admissions Scandal

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Actress Lori Loughlin is free on a $1 million bond after appearing in federal court in Los Angeles on Wednesday in relation to her alleged participation in an elite college admission scheme.

Loughlin was allowed to put up her home as collateral to secure the bond, according to TMZ.

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Loughlin was allowed to retain her passport for her work on a film project in British Columbia, NBC News reported. She will have to surrender her passport in December when her projects in Canada are completed, according to TMZ.

The actress and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are among dozens of people that the FBI says allegedly paid up to $6 million in bribes to ensure that their children were accepted to schools such as Yale and Georgetown.

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The couple faces charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Lori and her husband have been accused of paying a hefty sum, $500,000 to be exact, in bribes to help their daughters, Isabella, 20, and Olivia, 19, get designated as recruits to the USC crew team, though they did not participate in crew.

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Loughlin is prohibited from speaking to anyone related to the case with the exception of her famed fashion designer husband, along with both of her daughters who “could be witnesses.”

Earlier on Wednesday, Loughlin was taken into custody in connection with the scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly paid bribes to get their children admitted into top colleges.

On Tuesday, Giannulli appeared in court and was released on $1 million bond, secured by the couple’s home.

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The judge ordered that Giannulli restrict his travel to the continental United States and surrender his passport.

Loughlin did not appear in court on Tuesday because she was filming a movie in Vancouver at the time of Giannulli’s arrest.

According to multiple reports, the actress landed at LAX on Tuesday during her husband’s court hearing.

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