Hallmark announces it's cutting ties with actress Lori Loughlin
"Full House" actress Lori Loughlin was released after posting a $1 million bond in a case in which she and her husband are accused of paying bribes to get their daughters into college.
Actress Lori Loughlin will turn herself in to authorities on March 13, 2019, after being charge in a FBI college-admissions investigation. Loughlin was out of the country when her husband Mossimo Giannulli and dozens of others were arrested in illegal activity to get rich children admitted to elite colleges across the country. Loughlin is shown arriving for a call during the 49th Monte Carlo Television Festival in Monte Carlo, Monaco on June 10, 2009. [Photo：IC]
Loughlin stood with her lawyer in a Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday and didn't speak except to answer "yes" to the judge's questions.
Prosecutors allege the couple paid $500thousand to have their daughters labeled as crew-team recruits at the University of Southern California, even though neither is a rower.
Actress Felicity Huffman also is among the 50 people charged in what federal officials say is the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Justice Department.
Andrew Lelling, United States Attorney said "We're here today to announce charges in the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice. We've charged 50 people nationwide with participating in a conspiracy that involved, first, cheating on college entrance exams, meaning the S.A.T. and the ACT, and second, securing admission to elite colleges by bribing coaches at those schools to accept certain students under false pretenses."
On Thursday Hallmark announced it is cutting ties with Loughlin following her arrest.
Hallmark Cards says it will no longer be working with the actress and has stopped development of all productions involving her.
Loughlin is a big presence for Hallmark and its Crown Media Family Networks channels that include the flagship Hallmark Channel.
(Story includes material sourced from AP)