Lori Loughlin Deletes All Social Media in Wake of Impending Arrest, Bribery Scheme

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Lori Loughlin has gone radio silent.

And also Twitter silent.

And Instagram and Snapchat silent as well.

Lori Loughlin Image

The veteran actress, who will forever be known as Aunt Becky to fans of Full House and the reboot, Fuller House, is at the center of a major, nationwide bribary scheme.

Along with Felicity Huffman (and 48 others), Loughlin is accused of paying a substantial amount of money to fake her daughter's college application.

According to the United States Attorney in the District of Massachusetts, Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, allegedly “agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team."

This, federal agents allege, "despite the fact that they did not participate in crew - thereby facilitating their admission to USC."

In Loughlin's case, the star supposedly posed her kids on rowing machines in order to pretend that they were members of their high school crew team.

Olivia Jade Photo

She then sent these photos to a middle man, along with the aforementioned giant sum of money, who had a connection at the University of Southern California.

This man and this connection proceeded to conspire on Loughlin's behalf, claiming her daughters were crew team members recruits and thereby putting them on a special list at the school -- where their low high school grades were ignored and they were granted admission to USC.

We're talking seriously shady, entitled stuff.

In the wake of this scandal, Loughlin has made her Twitter and Instagram accounts private.

Lori Loughlin, Daughter

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s L.A. Public Affairs specialist, Laura Eimiller, a warrant for Loughlin‘s arrest was served at her California residence on Tuesday, “but she was not there” and has not yet been taken into custody.

She does plan on surrending to authorities, however.

The actress is facing a felony charge for conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. If convicted, she faces up to five years in prison.

(Huffman is also an alleged conspirator in the scheme and faces the same charges as Loughlin. She was taken into custody on Tuesday morning and is expected to make her initial court appearance this afternoon.)

Felicity Huffman and lori

Loughlin's kids - Bella Giannulli, 20, and Olivia Giannulli a.k.a. Olivia Jade, 19 — both currently attend the University of Southern California, their father’s alma mater.

Olivia is actually a social media star, with close to two million YouTube subscribers and 1.3 million Instagram followers.

She actually said last year that she doesn't even like college and only really wants to stay in school to party and attend sporting events.

"I want the experience of like game days, partying…I don’t really care about school, as you guys all know," Olivia said in a rather ironic video now making the round.

She then posted the mea culpa above - again, this was all long before the allegations came out surrounding just how and why she got accepted to USC - in which Olivia says:

"I said something super ignorant and stupid, basically. And it totally came across that I’m ungrateful for college — I’m going to a really nice school.

"And it just kind of made it seem like I don’t care, I just want to brush it off. I’m just gonna be successful at YouTube and not have to worry about school.

"I’m really disappointed in myself."

She is yet to comment on her mother's pending arrest or reported role in this ugly scam.

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