Also indicted was “Fuller House” star Lori Loughlin, who is facing the same charges but was out of town  and was not taken into custody on Tuesday morning; her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, however, was arrested, and was among those who appeared in court alongside Huffman.

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A year-long investigation by the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office found that Huffman “made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000 to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter,” according to the indictment.

The indictment also alleges that Huffman paid an undisclosed sum to an individual who “controlled” an SAT testing centre in Los Angeles, who corrected incorrect exam answers in her daughter’s test, leading to a huge increase in the SAT score that allowed her to be admitted to a top university.

If found guilty, Huffman could face up to five years behind bars.