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TV star’s daughters ripped online in college fraud scheme

The daughters of “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin became targets of scorn on social media on Tuesday after their mother was charged in an alleged scheme to help privileged Americans get their children into elite universities by fraudulent means.

“What a slap in the face for people who are waitlisted, or people who are academically smart but can’t afford college,” wrote one Instagram user, @tyleranny. “Rich privilege truly is a thing. U didn’t even have to go to college, u can afford not to.”

Loughlin and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, agreed to pay bribes of $500,000 in a scheme that involved cheating on college entrance exams to help their daughters, Isabella and Olivia Giannulli, get into the University of Southern California, according to court documents.

Representatives for Loughlin and Giannulli, did not immediately respond to requests for comment. The daughters could not immediately be reached for comment.

Federal prosecutors in Boston charged 50 people on Tuesday in the alleged $25 million racketeering scheme to help rich Americans cheat to gain admission for their children into Yale, Stanford and other top schools.Continue Reading

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