Earlier that morning she awoke to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, with guns drawn, looking to arrest the Hollywood actress for her part in an alleged college cheating scheme, The Los Angeles Times reports.
"Full House" actor Lori Loughlin and the former head of financial firm Pimco are due to face criminal charges on Wednesday related to a $25 million scheme to help wealthy Americans secure places for their children in top USA colleges.
One of the schemes involved having people take SAT and ACT tests for the children of his clients, promising them a "magnificent score", Singer said in court Tuesday. "Some pretended an injury and some played and then quit", he said.
Some parents spent hundreds of thousands of dollars, as much as $6.5 million, to guarantee their children's admission, officials said. U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said those involved paid Singer $25 million total as part of the scheme. He'd charge parents exorbitant sums for his work. Felicity Huffman, who starred in ABC's Desperate Housewives, is also being charged.
A magistrate judge in Los Angeles set a $1 million (€880,000) bond for Mr Giannulli.
Huffman and her husband - actor William H Macy, who is not named in the lawsuit - are accused of paying $15,000 to a California-based outfit to have their older daughter take her Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) at a testing center that would "secretly correct her answers afterwards" by over 400 points.
The episode: There's apparently a "Full House" episode that foreshadows the scandal, according to The Washington Post.
The head of a Silicon Valley hedge fund who became ensnared in a massive college bribery scandal is stepping down.
Huffman was released on a $250,000 bail on Wednesday. He has been released on bond.
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Shares of the hedge fund plunged 9 percent on word of Henriquez' arrest Tuesday.
Hercules said that Henriquez will still hold a seat on the board and will serve as an adviser.
Stanford's sailing coach John Vandemoer pleaded guilty Tuesday in Boston.
It was unclear how many children benefited from the scheme, though investigators said more parents and coaches may yet be charged.
The actresses, several NCAA Division 1 college coaches, and others have also been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.
Singer ended up cooperating with investigators previous year, helping them record incriminating conversations he had with Loughlin, Henriquez and other parents.
According to the AP news agency, the documents say a co-operating witness met with Huffman and husband Macy at their home in LA.
"I don't believe that the large contributions are getting people in", said Michael London, a co-author of "The New Rules of College Admissions".
USC fired senior associate athletic director Donna Heinel and water polo coach Jovan Vavic. UCLA suspended its soccer coach, and Wake Forest did the same with its volleyball coach.