USC says students connected to cheating scheme will be denied admission

15 March, 2019, 00:26 | Author: Courtney Perry
  • Olivia Jade Lori Loughlin and Bella Giannulli The Women's Cancer Research Fund hosts An Unforgettable Evening Arrivals Beverly Wilshire Hotel Los Angeles USA- 28 Feb 2019

The 19-year-old daughter of actress Lori Loughlin - who was indicted Tuesday in the largest college admission cheating and bribery scheme to be federally prosecuted in USA history - posted a video on social media last year in which she said she doesn't "really care about school".

Meanwhile, as the story unraveled Jade was reportedly on a yacht in the Bahamas owned by the Chairman of USC's Board of Trustees, while the university is still deciding on the fate of the 19-year-old freshman.

Olivia Jade often collaborated with popular YouTuber David Dobrik.

The Giannullis allegedly bribed sports recruiters to have their daughters accepted into the school as crew athletes, even though they didn't play the sport.

USC is reviewing the applications of the students involved in the scandal, including Olivia Jade Giannulli.

In the midst of the ivy league bribing scandal, Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman aren't the ones getting most of the heat.

Hallmark Cards Inc. says it will no longer working with Loughlin and has stopped development of all productions involving her.

The fallout was swift Tuesday as several college coaches and one administrator were either fired or placed on administrative leave.

"We are saddened by the recent news surrounding the college admissions allegations", the company said in a statement.

Among the USC applicants who allegedly gained admission via bribery are the daughters of actress Lori Loughlin, best known for her role on the hit sitcom "Full House".


According to The Daily Mail, the review by the college could result in their expulsion.

FBI Special Agent Joseph Bonavolonta said the parents spent anywhere from $200,000 to $6.5 million to guarantee admissions for their children.

According to court documents, the Federal Bureau of Investigation accused Loughlin and Giannulli of agreeing to pay half a million dollars to have Olivia Jade and her sister recruited for the USC crew team.

On Tuesday, some social media users defended her, saying that she might not have been aware of the scheme. The racketeering conspiracy case includes 33 parents, as well nine coaches from universities that include USC, UCLA, Yale, Stanford and Georgetown.

Loughlin, Giannulli, and Hodge are among 50 people charged with taking part in the largest such scandal in USA history, which prosecutors said steered graduating high school students into elite universities, including Yale, Georgetown, and Stanford by cheating the admissions process. Loughlin previously appeared in the network's Christmas movies and stars in the series When Calls the Heart, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

People also cited cases like that of Kelley Williams-Bolar, a black mother in OH who went went to prison for lying about her residency so her daughters could attend school in a more well-regarded district.

Like Giannulli, who was released on $1 million bail Tuesday, Loughlin put up her home for collateral as part of the bond.

Huffman was apparently expecting an arrest and would have surrendered herself to authorities.

Her next court date has been set for March 29 in Boston. A magistrate judge released him on $500,000 secured bond and overruled a federal prosecutor's objection to Hodge keeping his passport.

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