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Court documents allege that her parents - Full House actress Lori Loughlin and designer Mossimo Giannulli - "agreed to pay bribes totalling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team - despite the fact that they did not participate in crew - thereby facilitating their admission to USC". It's unclear whether or not she will be expelled from the school.
HuffPost has reached out to a representative for Giannulli and will update this post accordingly. She was released later on a $1 million bond but is permitted to travel to Canada to film a movie.
In the largest known college admissions scandal in US history, federal prosecutors on Tuesday said a California company made about $25 million by charging parents to secure spots for their children at elite schools, including Georgetown, Stanford and Yale, by cheating the admissions process.
Fifty people, including 33 parents and athletics coaches, have been criminally charged in the nation's largest known college admissions scandal.
Regarding the scandal, Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent John Bonavolonta said in a statement (via Today), "We believe everyone charged here today had a role in fostering a culture of corruption and greed that created an uneven playing field for students trying to get into these schools the right way through hard work, good grades and community service".
Singer and eight colleges were named as defendants in the lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages including refunds of application fees paid to the schools over seven years by unsuccessful applicants. Fellow actress Felicity Huffman is also charged with similar offences, as she apparently paid $15,000 for her daughter's SAT to be corrected where wrong answers had been given.More news: House calls for upcoming Mueller report to be made public
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"These class-action cases are opportunistic creatures of lawyers trying to obtain a windfall", Donald Heller, a lawyer for Singer, said in a phone interview.
Loughlin's lawyer Perry Visconti did not immediately reply to an email requesting comment.
The attorneys filed an amended lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco on Thursday. More lawsuits are likely. The line had been in circulation since late previous year, according to reports.
Wanda M. Austin, USC's interim president, also said in a recent letter to the school community that the university had been victimized by rogue employees.
On Tuesday, USC announced that former senior associate athletic director Donna Heinel and water polo coach Jovan Vavic, both charged criminally in connection with the scheme, had been fired.
In addition to Loughlin and Gianulli, dozens of others, including actress Felicity Huffman and Gordon Caplain, chair of NY law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher, have been accused by prosecutors of cheating on college entry exams and falsifying sporting records in order to get their children into top universities.
As for the charges, while they range from conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud for the actresses, Singer has reportedly already pleaded guilty to racketeering charges.
Market strategist Laura Ries says it's an open question of whether audiences can separate Loughlin from the characters she plays. Their lawyer has declined comment.