Lori Loughlin is free on a $1-million bond following her arraignment in a Los Angeles court on Wednesday afternoon, where the actress faced conspiracy charges stemming from the college cheating scheme that saw “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman charged yesterday.
The “Fuller House” star surrendered to authorities earlier in the day; she was out of town on Tuesday morning, when nearly 50 suspects were arrested, and flew to Los Angeles as soon as possible in order to face charges.
As Deadline reports, the 54-year-old actress had been in Vancouver shooting a movie for the Hallmark Channel when her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, was among those arrested on Tuesday morning.
In addition to the million-dollar bond, Loughlin was also ordered to surrender her passport with travel restrictions (unlike her husband, she will remain free to travel throughout the continental U.S. and to Canada for work purposes).
According to the indictment, Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying “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.”
Loughlin and her husband are being charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud; like Huffman, Loughlin and Giannulli did not yet enter a plea.
Loughlin’s next court date, which will take place in Boston, has been set for March 29.