Loughlin and Huffman, who starred in the hit US TV series "Full House" and "Desperate Housewives," respectively, may bring their acting chops to court after the FBI's Operation Varsity Blues uncovered what they call "the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice."
Boston court records revealed the FBI is accusing at least 50 individuals of not only "bribing college entrance exam administrators" and "varsity coaches" to lie about their children's proficiency or participation in sports or other activities, but also of using the "façade of a charitable organization" to hide the "nature and source of bribe payments" that are said to have totaled approximately $25 million between 2011 and 2018.
Documents say Huffman, a mother of two, made a $15,000 payment to have her oldest daughter's SAT scores doctored, but clearly played favorites, as she decided to not engage in the same fraudulent activity for her youngest child's education (ouch).
Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, chose to be a little more elaborate in purporting their child as a perfect student. The filing says the couple paid half a million dollars in exchange for their two daughters to be listed as rowing recruits for the University of Southern California crew team, "despite the fact that they did not participate in crew…."
Shocked and appalled that the TV stars have been exposed for sinking so low, netizens are turning the otherwise enraging event into something hilarious. Unfortunately for the actors, their extensive reels are also proving to be their ultimate undoing on social media.
Live look at Felicity Huffman getting arrested today pic.twitter.com/0RcQWBqFzi— Brandon Schuster (@brandonwrites) March 12, 2019
Lori Loughlin aka Aunt Becky after a long day of college exam fraud pic.twitter.com/00LyS2dDhS— Stephanie McNeal (@stephemcneal) March 12, 2019
ADMISSIONS OFFICE: ur child was not accepted to our college— Bob Vulfov (@bobvulfov) March 12, 2019
FELICITY HUFFMAN: then i will have to do a crime
ADMISSIONS OFFICE: u can just donate some money & we'll let em in
FELICITY HUFFMAN: a crime i shall do
ADMISSIONS OFFICE: just make a donation
FELICITY HUFFMAN: crime time
Lori Loughlin paid $500k to get her daughter into USC. Not to be a dick but how stupid is her daughter?— sarah schauer 🦂 (@SJSchauer) March 12, 2019
I had to go and check Instagram to make sure this photo of Aunt Becky’s kid was real and it is very real. The unmitigated gall… pic.twitter.com/Gx1nYMYBSS— Natasha Rothwell (@natasharothwell) March 12, 2019
can’t believe rich parents actually pay for their kids to get into college instead of traumatizing them just enough to have a good admissions essay like mine did— jaboukie (@jaboukie) March 12, 2019
Donald Trump Jr trying to dunk on Felicity Huffman because she’s a parent who abused her wealth to give her kids massively unfair advantages is my entry for the Lack of Self Awareness Office Pool. pic.twitter.com/gHH3Dvpt2E— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) March 12, 2019
Though Huffman was already arrested Tuesday morning in Los Angeles, Loughlin's warrant still remains active, as she is out of the country, according to US Attorney Andrew Lelling.
Those arrested are expected to appear in federal court later today.