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William "Rick" Singer, 58, pleaded guilty in Boston federal court on Tuesday to running the largest college admissions fraud scam in USA history through his small college preparation company in Newport Beach, California.

In this still image taken from video, Huffman walks towards the door in the lobby of a Los Angeles court after she is released on a $250,000 USA bond on Tuesday. She was promptly released after posting a $1-million bond, putting her L.A. home up as collateral. Huffman was held on $250,000 bond and had to surrender her passport.

News that Loughlin had not yet been arrested on Tuesday morning as she was out of the country.

More than 30 parents are accused of paying bribes, including well-known actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Laughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli.

Loughlin and Huffman are just two of 50 individuals who have been indicted for paying up to $6 million to secure their children spots in top college universities in the nationwide scandal.

Felicity Huffman is one of the parents accused of using Singer's services.

Loughlin stood with her lawyer in the Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday and didn't speak except to answer "yes" to the judge's questions. Administrators working at the testing centers were allegedly paid to look the other way.

Wendy Williams, 54, kicked off "Hot Topics" on March 13 with a fiery response to "Operation Varsity Blues", a plot, in which is being called the largest college admissions scam in history.

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Fuller House star Lori Loughlin is among the defendants.

In court documents obtained by HollywoodLife, prosecutors allege that Loughlin and her husband "agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team - despite the fact that they did not participate in crew - thereby facilitating their admission to USC".

The actress, who is married to William H. Macy, is expected to appear in a Boston court on March 29 for a preliminary hearing into the case.

The coaches worked at schools such as Yale, Stanford, Georgetown, Wake Forest, the University of Texas, the University of Southern California and the University of California at Los Angeles.

No students were charged, with authorities saying that in many cases the teenagers were unaware of what was going on.

A spokesperson for Loughlin had no comment on the charges Tuesday.

"For every student admitted through fraud, an honest and genuinely talented student was rejected", Lelling said.

While Lori Loughlin's resumé might not be as accomplished, her face may be even better known: she gained fame for her role as the wholesome Aunt Becky in the 1990s sitcom Full House, and for the past few years has become the queen of the Hallmark channel with her holiday movies and the series When Calls the Heart.

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