YouTuber Olivia Jade caught up in massive Federal Bureau of Investigation college fraud scandal


Following the public shit-storm that has ensued as a result of the college admissions scandal, famous folk including Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman and YouTuber Olivia Jade Giannulli have been forced to disable comments on their Instagram while the latter's mother Lori Loughlin has deleted all her socials entirely. It's unclear whether or not she will be expelled from the school.

CNN has reached out to representatives for the couple.

Giannulli allegedly wrote in an email to the scam's ringleader William Singer: "I have some concerns and want to fully understand the game plan and make sure we have a roadmap for success as it relates to (our daughter) and getting her into a school other than ASU!"

As for the charges, while they range from conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud for the actresses, Singer has reportedly already pleaded guilty to racketeering charges.

Giannulli, a 19-year-old student at the University of Southern California, had promoted TRESemme products on her social-media accounts, which include a popular YouTube channel. She is accused of paying bribes to get her daughter accepted to the University of Southern California, or USC.

The actress was working in Canada when the indictment was released on Tuesday, March 12, but she flew back and surrendered on Wednesday, March 13. The scandal is being called the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted.

"We are saddened by the recent news surrounding the college admissions allegations", the company said in a statement.

Following news of the scandal, a video of Olivia, who has almost two million Youtube subscribers, discussing how she only had interest in going to college to attend parties began circulating the web.

TMZ was additionally told that the girls never really wanted to go to the university. "I don't really care about school, as you guys know". She said her comment about being interested in partying only "was super ignorant and totally came across like I'm not grateful for college", in the apology video. To make their new profiles more believable, however, the feds say Mossimo sent action photos of their daughters on rowing machines.

Olivia started attending classes at at the University of Southern California a year ago.

The defendants in that case include Singer and accused parents, including "Desperate Housewives" actor Felicity Huffman, Loughlin and Giannulli, and TPG Capital private equity partner William McGlashan Jr., who was sacked by the firm on Thursday.

Loughlin and Huffman did not immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment.

"There were essentially two kinds of fraud that Singer was selling", U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said. USA Today reported that she is now a freshman at the University of Southern California.