Confirmed by Us Weekly, the 56-year-old was at her home in Los Angeles at 6 a.m. when seven Federal Bureau of Investigation agents arrived with guns drawn and ordered her to surrender. Felicity’s husband, actor William H. Macy, and their two daughters, Sofia, 18, and Georgia, 16, reportedly were fast asleep when she was taken by authorities.
The Desperate Housewives alum is said to be one of many people who were part of this scandal that has rocked the news landscape. It seems the actress, according to court docs obtained by ABC News, “made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000 … to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter.” Later on, she allegedly “made arrangements to pursue the scheme a second time, for her younger daughter, before deciding not to do so.” Also allegedly part of this scam was Lori Loughlin, of Full House fame.
Lori, and her husband Mossimo Giannulli who was also implicated, allegedly “agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC.”
As of this time, it has not been confirmed that Lori, 54, has been taken into custody, but there is currently a warrant out for her arrest. She has also reportedly been contacted by federal authorities and was told to turn herself in.
Lori has two daughters, Isabella Rose Giannulli, 20, and Olivia Jade Giannulli, 19, with her fashion designer husband. Both students currently attend the University of Southern California. No word yet on what will happen to their school career moving forward.
Update: Lori was taken into custody on Wednesday, March 13, according to FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller.