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Hallmark says it will no longer work with Lori Loughlin after college admissions scandal

Hallmark announced Thursday that it will no longer work with actress Lori Loughlin after she was charged in a college admissions scandal, The Associated Press reported.

Loughlin was among the roughly 40 people charged in what officials have called the “largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice.”

{mosads}The “Fuller House” star was charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

The people involved in the scam allegedly sought to get prospective students admitted to colleges and universities by forging athletic records, bribing coaches and paying people to help cheat on college entrance exams.

In a statement Thursday, the parent company of the Hallmark Channel said it was “saddened” by the recent allegations.

Hallmark Cards Inc. told the AP it will no longer be working with Loughlin and has stopped development of all productions involving her.

Loughlin’s attorney, Perry Viscounty, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.

Loughin’s daughter, Olivia Jade Giannulli, was admitted to the University of Southern California as a member of the crew team after her parents allegedly paid $500,000 in bribes.

Jade, a social media influencer with more than 1.4 million Instagram followers, had her contract with Sephora dropped on Thursday.

“After careful review of recent developments, we have made the decision to end the Sephora Collection partnership with Olivia Jade, effective immediately,” Sephora said in a statement to Time.

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