WebSelect News

Document Viewer Actors Huffman, Loughlin charged in college admissions case
Source: AP - AP Wire Service
Mar 12 11:47
  • Photographs  NYET210, NYCD250 

Editors Note APNewsNow. Updates with more details. Will be updated. With AP Photos.

BOSTON (AP) _ Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are among at least 40 people indicted in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal.

Loughlin appeared in the ABC sitcom ``Full House,'' and Huffman starred in ABC's ``Desperate Housewives.'' Both were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud in indictments unsealed Tuesday in federal court in Boston.

Court documents say Huffman paid $15,000 that she disguised as a charitable donation so her daughter could partake in the college entrance cheating scam.

Court papers say a cooperating witness met with Huffman and her husband at their Los Angeles home and explained the scam to them. The cooperator told investigators that Huffman and her spouse ``agreed to the plan.''

Huffman is married to actor William H. Macy.

Messages seeking comment have been left with representatives for Huffman and Loughlin.

AP-WF-03-12-19 1547GMT

Received Id AP1190713B392E05 on Mar 12 2019 12:17