Hallmark Channel announced that it was breaking ties with Lori Loughlin, who had played on the network's "When Calls the Heart" show, after being arrested for mail fraud as part of a massive corruption plan at universities.
The star of "Fuller House" went to the authorities Wednesday morning and was in Canada turning the drama of the time at the time of his arrest. Loughlin has also made regular appearances on the "Garage Sale Mysteries" show, as well as in a series of Christmas movies.
"We are saddened by the recent news regarding allegations of college admissions. We are no longer working with Lori Loughlin and have stopped the development of all of the productions on Lori Loughlin's Crown Media Family Network, including Garage Sale Mysteries, an independent third-party production, "said Hallmark parent company. in a statement.
Loughlin and her husband are accused of paying a bribe of $ 500,000 for their two daughters, the eldest of whom is a YouTube star and social media influencer, described as a rower. to enter the University of Southern California. Prosecutors said that it was false statements, neither of the two girls having participated in the sport.
On Tuesday morning, an FBI investigation, "Operation Varsity Blues", on a group of wealthy parents accused of paying between $ 200,000 and $ 6.5 million for admitting their children to prestigious universities, was announced. . Their alleged scams include everything from falsifying SAT and ACT scores to the compensation of college coaches so that their kids are referred to as sports recruits.
The star of "Desperate Housewives," Felicity Huffman, was also involved in the sham admission to the university, and all three face a single head of mail-related fraud related to the scheme. Huffman and Giannulli both posted bail and left the courthouse after being charged yesterday.
The parents involved in this case include CEOs, real estate investors and the co-chair of an international law firm. The children were admitted to Yale University, Georgetown University, Stanford University, UCLA and USC.