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March 13, 2019
A federal judge says “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin can be released after posting $1 million bond in a case in which she and her husband are accused of paying bribes to get their daughters into college. Loughlin stood with her lawyer in the Los Angeles courtroom Wednesday and didn’t speak except to answer “yes” to the judge’s questions. Dozens of defendants, including her husband fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, were arrested in the alleged nationwide scheme Tuesday.

BOSTON (AP) — A former top investment manager has appeared in court on charges of paying bribes to get three of his children into top universities as part of a widespread admissions bribery scandal.

The Boston Globe reports that former PIMCO chief executive Douglas Hodge was released Wednesday on $500,000 bond after briefly appearing in federal court in Boston.

He’s faces charges including conspiracy to commit mail fraud. He didn’t enter a plea.

Hodge was granted bail despite a plea from prosecutors, who called him a flight risk with “unlimited resources.”

A lawyer for the 61-year-old Laguna Beach, California, man said Hodge isn’t a flight risk and he returned to the U.S. when he learned of the charges.

Prosecutors say he got his children into school by faking their athletic achievements.