Actress Lori Loughlin looked serious as she stood in front of the judge in a new courtroom sketch on Wednesday, March 13, after she was arrested for her alleged involvement in a nationwide admissions scandal. Mona Shafer Edwards drew Loughlin crossing her arms while she sported a turtleneck sweater, black glasses and wore her brown hair down.
The New York native was released from jail on $1 million bond after she appeared in federal court. Loughlin is allowed to keep her passport for work since she is currently working on a project in British Columbia.
“Given the nature of the business there may be some uncertainty,” Loughlin’s attorney Mark Harris told the judge. “She has slated projects that will continue through October.”
However, she must turn it in by December unless she obtains 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.”
Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, allegedly “agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000” so that their two daughters, Isabella, 20, and Olivia, 19, could get recruited by the USC crew team, even though they didn’t participate in the sport. On Tuesday, March 12, Giannulli was also released on $1 million bond.
In August 2018, Olivia revealed on her YouTube channel that she didn’t take her education very seriously but later apologized for her comments. “I don’t know how much of school I’m gonna attend, but I’m gonna go in and talk to my deans and everyone, and hope that I can try and balance it all … But I do want the experience. I don’t really care about school, as you guys all know,” she said.
There’s a chance that Bella and Olivia could get expelled from school. “We are going to conduct a case-by-case review for current students and graduates that may be connected to the scheme alleged by the government,” USC Media Relations told Us Weekly in a statement. “We will make informed, appropriate decisions once those reviews have been completed. Some of these individuals may have been minors at the time of their application process.”
Loughlin’s new court date is set for March 29 in Boston.