Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman and Full House mainstay Lori Loughlin were among 50 individuals charged by the FBI in relation to an alleged fraud scheme to secure admissions for students at elite American universities.

Huffman was arrested at her home by armed FBI agents and was later released on bail after her husband, Shameless actor William H. Macy paid $250,000 to have her released.

Loughlin was out of town at the time due to filming but has since turned herself in to authorities. Her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, appeared in court on Tuesday, as did Felicity Huffman.

Among the alleged offences: six-figure bribes paid to college athletic coaches to vouch for applicants who may not have even competed in those sports, the use of stand-ins to take the all-important SAT and ACT entrance exams, and payments directed to test administrators to correct answers before submission.

Some of the most prestigious and exclusive higher-education facilities in America, including Stanford University, Yale University, and UCLA, were allegedly targeted by the scheme.

William “Rick” Singer, 58, has been charged with operating a racketeering scheme through his business Edge College & Career Network, which serviced an array of rich people like Hollywood celebrities and CEOs.

The scandal has gone viral across the internet, forcing Huffman to disable commenting on her Instagram posts and Loughlin to delete all her social accounts entirely.

In the meantime, many other celebs have taken to social media to either criticise and condemn the parents or roast them over the scandal.

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