Lori Loughlin, known as 'Aunt Becky' in 'Full House', released on $1 million bond in college scandal

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Posted at 8:45 AM, Mar 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-13 18:48:43-04

(AP) - A federal judge says "Full House" actress Lori Loughlin can be released after posting $1 million bond in a case in which she and her husband are accused of paying bribes to get their daughters into college.

The actress stood with her lawyer in the Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday and didn't speak except to answer "yes" to the judge's questions.

Magistrate Judge Steve Kim said Loughlin must limit her travel to the continental U.S. and areas around Vancouver, Canada, for work.

Court records show a warrant had been issued for Loughlin's arrest. She was among 50 people charged in the scheme.


Prosecutors allege Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, paid $500,000 to have their two daughters labeled as recruits to the University of Southern California crew team, even though neither is a rower.
Giannulli was released Tuesday after posting a $1 million bond.

Loughlin became famous as the wholesome Aunt Becky in the 1980s and '90s sitcom "Full House." She has lately become the queen of the Hallmark Channel with her holiday movies and the series "When Calls the Heart."