Lori Loughlin released on $1M bond after court appearance – Page Six
March 13, 2019 | 7:10pm
She was released after posting $1 million bond.
Loughlin, 54, and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are facing mail fraud charges for allegedly paying $500,000 to bribe their daughters’ way into the University of Southern California — as bogus crew athletes.
The actress said nothing in the courtroom other than responding “yes” to Magistrate Judge Steve Kim’s questions. The judge instructed her to limit her travel to the continental US and also reluctantly agreed to let her continue traveling to Vancouver, Canada, for filming, according to Variety.
Giannulli — the man behind the Mossimo T-shirt brand — already appeared in court Tuesday and was also released on $1 million bond. Loughlin had been in Vancouver but returned to California Wednesday morning, where she was taken into custody.
The couple was among dozens of wealthy parents — including actress Felicity Huffman — indicted Tuesday for allegedly paying college admissions mastermind William “Rick” Singer to get their kids into top colleges, either by helping them cheat on exams or getting them named as phony athletic recruits.
Prosecutors allege that the famous couple first signed up to the scheme for their older daughter, Isabella Rose, after Singer said her grades were at or just below the “low end” of USC’s admission standards, according to court documents.
They then allegedly agreed to replicate the move for her younger sister, social media star Olivia Jade.
In both cases, Singer had Giannulli take “action” photos of the girls on rowing machines — then they bribed a top athletic official at the college to accept them as crew recruits, even though neither girl actually participated in the sport, prosecutors allege.
Singer, who is cooperating with the feds, on Tuesday pleaded guilty to charges including racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy and obstruction of justice.
Loughlin and Giannulli are scheduled to appear in court again in Boston on March 29.
With Post wires