The FBI also showed up at Lori Loughlin’s doorstep on early Tuesday morning, but she was not home and plans to surrender on Wednesday morning.
Felicity Huffman was met with FBI agents who drew their guns on Tuesday morning, March 12. The former “Desperate Housewives” star, her husband William H. Macy and their two daughters were asleep when seven FBI agents arrived at her doorstep at 6 A.M. and ordered her to come out and surrender for college admissions bribery accusations.
Sources familiar with the arrest tell TMZ that Felicity was well aware she was a target of the federal investigation into bribery in the college admissions process and knew the arrest was looming. She would surrender on her own at one point, but she had no idea that the FBI would show up at her Hollywood Hills home.
Felicity was handcuffed and spent hours in federal custody at a detention center in downtown Los Angeles. She made a brief court appearance on Tuesday afternoon, during which she was asked whether she understood the charges against her. She was seated in a glassed-off area with several other defendants.
Her husband William H. Macy was in court and sat among the families of other defendants. Felicity didn’t have to enter a plea on Tuesday, but she had to hand over her passport before leaving the court. She has been released on $250,000 bond and is expected to appear in Boston court on March 29 for a preliminary hearing.
According to law enforcement sources, the Feds also showed up at Lori Loughlin‘s house on early Tuesday morning and would give her the same treatment as Felicity. But the “Fuller House” star was not home. She was shooting in Vancouver.
FBI agents reportedly arrested her husband and made arrangements with Lori’s people for her to surrender when she returns to L.A. The actress is scheduled to turn herself in to federal authorities on Wednesday morning.
Felicity and Lori are among the 50 people indicted by federal authorities in Boston, Massachusetts as part of the U.S. wide college admissions cheating scam. The “American Crime” actress was accused of paying $15,000 to help improve her older daughter’s SAT score. Lori, meanwhile, allegedly paid bribes up to $500,000 to a school coach to falsely state that her daughters were recruits for the rowing team at University of Southern California.