Actress Lori Loughlin is expected to surrender Wednesday to face charges in connection with a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal involving wealthy individuals and celebrities who allegedly paid millions and carried out fraud to place their children in elite universities.
Federal law enforcement officials went to Loughlin’s home in Los Angeles on Tuesday, but she was working in Vancouver, Canada, according to TMZ. She faces charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, according to a criminal complaint.
A rep for Loughlin told Fox News Wednesday she has “no information” regarding her client.
Loughlin’s fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, was arrested on the same charges and posted bail Tuesday.
Fellow actress Felicity Huffman — an Academy Award nominee — was also arrested at her home Tuesday for her alleged involvement in the scheme. She appeared in a Los Angeles federal court Tuesday looking visibly tired before posting $250,000 bail and surrendering her passport.
Loughlin has made arrangements to surrender when she returns to Los Angeles, TMZ reported. Her daughter, famous YouTube star Olivia Jade, attends USC.
Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of agreeing to pay $500,000 in bribes to have their two daughters designated as recruits for the University of Southern California crew team despite that fact that neither child participated in the sport.
More than four dozen people are charged in the nationwide scam, which is alleged to have placed students in top-tier schools like Yale, Georgetown, Stanford, the University of Southern California, UCLA and the University of Texas. A federal investigation into the matter — dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues” – has been ongoing for more than a year.
Loughlin is best known for her role as “Aunt Becky” on “Full House,” a comedy series that ran from 1987 to 1995 and was recently revived as “Fuller House.”