Lori Loughlin allegedly agreed to lie to the IRS that the $500,000 she and her husband paid to bribe their two daughters’ way into college was just “donations.”
The former “Full House” star was caught scheming with admitted college admissions scammer William “Rick” Singer in a secretly recorded phone conversation on Nov. 29, according to the criminal complaint filed last week, according to Page Six.
At the behest of federal investigators, Singer tells Loughlin, 54, that his charity KWF is being audited by the IRS and that he’s already alerted her fashion designer hubby, Mossimo Giannulli.
“I told Moss already and I wanted to make sure that you knew, as well, if they happened to call you, is that nothing has been said about the girls, your donations helping the girls get into USC to do … crew even though they didn’t do crew,” Singer tells her.
“So we — so we just — so we just have to say we made a donation to your foundation and that’s it, end of story,” Loughlin replies.
Singer answers, “That is correct.”
Loughlin and Giannulli are among 50 people charged in the widespread scam in which kids fraudulently gained admission to some of the top schools in the country, either by cheating on their college admissions tests or as fake athletic recruits.
The couple is accused of paying Singer $500,000 to get both their daughters, Olivia Jade Giannulli and Isabella Rose Giannulli, into the University of Southern California as competitive rowing recruits — even though neither girl participated in the sport.
Other parents nabbed for allegedly paying bribes include “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman.