Actress Lori Loughlin is set to be released from jail on $1 million bond after appearing in federal court on March 13 for her alleged involvement in a nationwide college admissions cheating scam. The Fuller House star was allowed to keep her passport for work on a project in British Columbia, but the judge told Loughlin to surrender it by December unless she obtained a court order.
According to Radar Online, “the judge ordered Lori to be released on the condition that she sign the affidavit of surety and provide the deed for her home by March 29, 2019. She will be subject to pre-trial services provision.”
Prosecutors reportedly agreed to allow Loughlin, 54, to travel within the continental U.S. and Vancouver, but her lawyer also made sure to ask if she could go to British Columbia for work. “Given the nature of the business there may be some uncertainty. She has slated projects that will continue through October,” the star’s attorney Mark Harris told the judge.
Lori and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have been accused of paying a hefty sum, $500,000 to be exact, in bribes to help their daughters, Isabella, 20, and Olivia, 19, get designated as recruits to the USC crew team, though they did not participate in crew. On March 12, Giannulli appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom and a judge ordered he be released on $1 million bond.
Both Lori and Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman, 56, were indicted on March 12, on charges related to a nationwide college admissions cheating scam, In Touch previously confirmed. According to court documents, there were arrest warrants granted on March 11 for both Loughlin and Huffman for “conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.”
As of now, Loughlin has been ordered to not discuss any details about the case with other witnesses or defendants. This order doesn’t include her two daughters or husband. Loughlin’s next court date is currently scheduled for March 29 in Boston.