Bail set at $1 million for US actress implicated in bribery scandal

Olivia Jade and Lori Loughlin

"Dozens of individuals involved in a nationwide conspiracy that facilitated cheating on college entrance exams and the admission of students to elite universities as purported athletic recruits were arrested by federal agents in multiple states and charged in documents unsealed on March 12, 2019, in federal court in Boston". Several prestigious universities like Yale, University of Southern California, Stanford, and Georgetown were targeted in the scheme. "One was to cheat on the SAT or ACT, and the other was to use his connections with Division I coaches and use bribes to get these parents' kids into school with fake athletic credentials".

It was unclear how many children benefited from the scheme, though investigators said more parents and coaches may yet be charged. The scheme was allegedly run by a man in California who operated a college-counselling agency.

It transpires that one of the students caught up in the scandal is a famous vlogger and Instagram influencer.

Another berated the young woman, who posted a video blog past year in which she said she didn't care about school, for stealing a college spot from "another deserving student (who probably actually rows!)".

Lori Loughlin, who was allegedly involved in a college admissions cheating scam, appeared before a judge on Wednesday, just hours after she was taken into custody.

Olivia Jade, who has a YouTube channel, and her sister Bella had to turn off comments as well as put their Instagrams on private because of all of the bashful comments they're getting.

Past year she caused controversy when she posted a vlog talking about her plans to go to college.

"I don't know how much of school I'm going to attend", she said in a YouTube video posted on August 14, 2018, the day she started at USC. I hope she rots in a prison cell.

Lori's friend Kyle Richards reacted to the "shocking" news on "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen", telling the host, "They're really great people and you kinda just go, 'I'm really so confused by all of this.' And, yeah, everyone's talking about it today, you know, in our world and our circle".

"It wouldn't come as a complete surprise if the brands now working with Ms. Giannulli took a closer look at the status of their relationship with her and possibly reconsidered next steps for engagement", said Yuval Ben-Itzhak, CEO of social-media marketing firm Socialbakers. "But I do want the experience of like game days and partying".

She later apologised for those comments in a separate video. "I'm not like that, and I didn't mean it that way". I know that it's a privilege and it's a blessing. I know that a lot of people like to attack me because I've grown up in a different life. She explained, "When I think about it too much, it will make me cry".



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