Lori Loughlin to College Scam Ringleader: Woo! High-Five Emoji!!

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Almost as shocking as the college admissions fraud scandal itself is seeing how brazenly those arrested kept electronic records of their alleged crimes.

Court documents show exactly when Lori Loughlin learned that her alleged bribery scheme had been a success.

And how did Lori respond to the "good" news at the time? By sending her coconspirator an emoji. She's very chill about crimes.

Olivia Jade and Lori Loughlin on Instagram

People got a look at the court affidavit in Lori Loughlin's case and reports upon its contents.

"On or about November 16, 2017," the document reads. "[Singer] sent the Giannullis an e-mail bearing the subject line, ‘CONGRATULATIONS!!!’"

This was an email "with their younger daughter’s conditional acceptance letter attached.” 

Said younger daughter is Olivia Jade, the now-infamous influencer.

Rick Singer is the ringleader of the scam -- who has already pleaded guilty.

“Loughlin responded, ‘This is wonderful news!" within the text of the email.

According to the affidavit, she then responded with a "high-five emoji."

Aunt Becky

When spending $500,000 to get your daughter into what many would consider a safety school by pretending she's an athlete, discretion is vital.

"[Singer] replied: ‘Please continue to keep hush hush till March,'” the affidavit reports.

According to court documents: “Loughlin responded: ‘Yes, of course.'"

Those of us who can barely wait a few weeks to tell our friends what we got them for their birthdays can only imagine how hard that was.

Imagine waiting months to tell people that your daughter was accepted to the exact university that you wanted her to attend.

Of course, the whole paying-half-a-million-dollars thing may have helped remind Lori to keep it quiet.

Lori Loughlin Image

Lori Loughlin was best known for her role on Full House.

In recent years, her career has focused more upon guest roles on other shows -- and, of course, on Lifetime.

She has been a staple on the network for half a decade.

Now, just as brands are severing ties with her daughter Olivia, Lori is losing acting gigs.

She was fired by the Hallmark channel, and many believe that her acting days may be behind her.

Considering what she is facing, that may be the least of her worries.

Lori Loughlin, Daughter

The fear that her acting career is at an end may be premature.

After all, television leads us to believe that prisons put on plays sometimes.

And like the more than 40 other defendants, including fellow actress Felicity Huffman, Lori could be facing prison time.

This massive fraud spanned the nation, and if convicted, she may spend years behind bars.

That is ... assuming that she doesn't cut some sort of plea deal.

That said, it seems likely that prosecutors and judges alike will be eager to make an example of these priviledged parents.

Remember, for every student whose placement was bought, a student who applied honestly had to be waitlisted.

Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose

People are divided over the most surreal part of this scandal.

Is it that CEOs and actors pay thousands or even millions in bribes to secure admission for their children?

Is it that Olivia Jade is a teen with 1.4 million Instagram followers and can make thousands of dollars with a single posted advertisement?

Is it that this scandal immediately got these women fired, but there are still notorious abusers and predators employed elsewhere in the entertainment industry?

Is it that the word coxswains exists?

Olivia Jade Poses

By the way, Lori and Felicity are both being sued for half a trillion dollars.

That amount may be a little over-the-top, but it reflects a common sentiment of moral outrage.

And this whole elaborate scheme was all for nothing.

Universities are looking into any students whose admissions may have been bought through bribes.

But Lori's daughters Olivia and Isabella aren't sticking around to learn their fates -- the two have dropped out of USC.

People on Twitter have joked that, on the Law & Order: SVU version of this story, the twist would be that Olivia had leaked the story to give her an excuse to quit school.

I'd watch that episode.

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