14 Mar 2019
“Full House” actress Lori Loughlin appeared in federal court in Los Angeles on Wednesday to face charges of taking part in a scheme in which dozens of wealthy parents are accused of paying for their children to cheat their way into prestigious U.S. universities.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Steve Kim ordered Loughlin, one of several high-profile figures from entertainment and business caught up in the scandal, released from federal custody on $1 million (£752,620) bond following a brief hearing.
Douglas Hodge, the former chief executive of the investment firm Pimco, and another of the 33 parents charged in the $25 million scam, appeared earlier in the day in a Boston court. He was released on $500,000 secured bond by a federal magistrate who overruled a federal prosecutor’s objection to Hodge keeping his passport.
– By Nate Raymond, Alex Dobuzinskis, Reuters, 13 March 2019.
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