Hallmark Star Lori Loughlin Charged In Alleged College Admissions Scheme

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Sephora has dropped its partnership with Olivia Jade Giannulli on Thursday after her mother was indicted in the sweeping college admissions bribery scandal that broke this week.

Olivia Jade makes her own money as an Instagram "influencer" with millions of followers, although she is now being criticized on the social media app for taking college spots away from deserving students who excel at academics and/or athletics.

Loughlin and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, agreed to pay bribes of $500,000 in a scheme that involved cheating on college entrance exams to help their daughters, Isabella and Olivia Giannulli, get into the University of Southern California, according to court documents.

Neither Olivia Jade or any of the other students who may have benefited from the alleged scheme have been charged in the federal case.

Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli allegedly paid to have their two daughters labeled as USC crew team recruits, even though neither of them are rowers.

Magistrate Judge Steve Kim said Loughlin must limit her travel to the continental US and areas around Vancouver, Canada, for work.

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TMZ is reporting that Loughlin will turn herself in Wednesday.

Representatives for Loughlin and Giannulli, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Olivia Jade began YouTube vlogging back in 2014 when she was just 13: she mostly talks about make-up, but also fashion, fitness, and just her life as a California kid and celebrity offspring.

DeVos said in a Fox News interview that although the Justice Department is leading the case, her department is reviewing whether it should play a role.

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.

Giannulli, his wife actress Lori Loughlin and "Desperate Housewives" actress Felicity Huffman are the most well-known accused.

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Some spent between $200,000 and $6.5 million to guarantee admissions for their children, FBI Special Agent Joseph Bonavolonta said. She is scheduled to appear in court there in the afternoon.

USC is reviewing the school's application process, officials said.

Lori Loughlin, star of Hallmark Channel's "When Calls the Heart", has been charged as part of a large-scale college admissions scam, according to ABC News.

People also cited cases like that of Kelley Williams-Bolar, a black mother in OH who went went to prison for lying about her residency so her daughters could attend school in a more well-regarded district.

Loughlin and Giannulli were taken into federal custody and later released on separate $1 million bonds on Wednesday. Prosecutors in the USA attorney's office in Boston say his company, Edge College & Career Network, amassed $25 million through the fraud.

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