YouTuber Olivia Jade caught up in massive Federal Bureau of Investigation college fraud scandal

Actor Felicity Huffman departs an initial hearing for defendants in a racketeering case involving the allegedly fraudulent admission of children to elite universities at the U.S. federal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles

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

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".

"Hmm, I wonder if Sephora is going to remove Olivia Jade makeup product or do they endorse cheaters?" one Twitter user wondered in agreement. Olivia Jade Giannulli, 19, has 1.9 million YouTube followers and 1.3 million Instagram followers, and regularly posts about life in university, as well as sponsored content and make-up tutorials. TVLine reports that Huffman, known for her role on Desperate Housewives, a "charitable contribution" of $15,000 (£11,500) to participate in the scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter. She's was released after posting $250,000 bail. Her next court appearance was set for March 29 in Boston. It is unclear whether she was fully aware of her parents' alleged actions. Prosecutors said those claims were false as neither of the Gianulli sisters is a member of the university's rowing team.

We'll update the story as more information comes out.

"This case is about the widening corruption of elite college admissions through the steady application of wealth combined with fraud", Lelling said.

She even admitted that her father faked his way through college, saying, "He, like, built his whole entire brand and he wasn't actually, like - I don't know if I'm supposed to say this - ever enrolled in college".

Sitting beside Isabella in an interview with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, Loughlin shared that Isabella would soon be heading off to college.

Regarding her and her husband's take on their children's schooling, Loughlin revealed to Page Six in 2017, "We were never like, 'At school you got to get straight A's.' We were never those parents".

There were dual avenues for carrying out the scheme, Lelling explained.

For example, Singer and his co-conspirators used photo-editing technology to superimpose the face of a patron's student onto stock photos of athletes, prosecutors said.

Rich parents are alleged to have paid money in order to falsify their children's academic grades or school sporting achievements so that they could get into competitive universities.

"The Department of Justice believes that Yale has been the victim of a crime perpetrated by a former coach who no longer works at the university", Yale's president said in a statement.

Giannulli appeared in court on his conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud charges Tuesday, while Loughlin was expected to surrender on her charges Wednesday. Andrew Lelling, the USA attorney for MA stated that the people arrested include nine coaches, two examination administrators, one exam proctor, one college administrator and 33 parents.



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