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Twitter Reacts to Lori Loughlin’s Indictment in College Admissions Bribery Case

You can always count on Twitter to react to breaking news stories with jokes and memes. And after it was revealed that actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman had been charged in what the Dept. of Justice called the “largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted,” Twitter responded exactly how you would expect … with a bunch of hilarious jokes and memes.

Court documents show that parents paid a California man to bribe colleges by presenting their children as athletes so that they would be admitted into high profile and Ivy League schools.

Federal officials say that between 2011 and 2019, at least $25 million was paid to William Rick Singer by wealthy parents of students with poor grades.

The feds say parents paid between Singer $200K and $400K to bribe Singer, while some payments went as high as $6.5 million.

Singer allegedly told the parents they could write off the alleged bribes as tax-deductible “donations” to his non-profit.

According to ABC 11 News, Singer would “steer the money to either an SAT or ACT administrator or a college coach.” The coach would then “arrange a fake profile that listed the prospective student as an athlete,” while college entrance exam administrators would “either hire proctors to take the test or correct the answers of a student.”

Loughlin and her husband allegedly paid Singer $500,000 for their two daughters to get into USC.

The charges brought against Huffman and Loughlin, along with 48 others, include conspiracy to commit mail fraud and services mail fraud. Among those charged include nine coaches at elite schools, one college administrator and 33 parents who paid “huge sums.”

NBC News reports that the schools included Georgetown, Stanford, UCLA, University of San Diego, USC, University of Texas, Wake Forest and Yale.

Felicity Huffman, best known for her role as Lynette Scavo on “Desperate Housewives,” was arrested Tuesday morning (Mar. 12) at her Los Angeles home, and an arrest warrant was issued Lori Loughlin, who famously played Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis (aka Aunt Becky) on “Full House,” because she was out of the country when authorities tried to take her into custody.

Loughlin’s husband, Mossimo Giannulli, was also arrested. Huffman’s husband, however, actor William H. Macy (“Shameless”), was not included in the massive indictment.

Meanwhile, Twitter is having a field day with Aunt Becky and Full-house related jokes, so much so that “Aunt Becky” became a worldwide trending topic on the site.

Take a look at some of the funniest tweets below:

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