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Hallmark Cuts Ties With Lori Loughlin Amid College Cheating Scandal

Hallmark Cuts Ties With Lori Loughlin Amid College Cheating Scandal

Things are not going well for Lori Loughlin.

The arrest and findings have caused the Hallmark Channel to end their association with Lori, who has starred in the series When Calls the Heart since 2014, as well as the Garage Sale Mysteries TV movies. Asked about Hallmark's success, Crown Media CEO Bill Abbott told The Washington Post that in an "undeniably contentious" national environment, "we are a place you can go and feel good".

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

Loughlin's career and the Hallmark Channel were deeply intertwined.

When reached by Fox News, a rep for Loughlin said that they "have no information to share".

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Loughlin and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, were both charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud in the Central District of California.

As part of her bond arrangement, Loughlin is being permitted to travel within the continental U.S.as well as British Columbia, where she is now filming. Garage Sale Mystery: Three Little Murders was set to wrap filming on March 21, one week before Loughlin's next scheduled appearance in federal court in Boston on Mar. 29. Loughlin actually has projects slated through November, after which the judge has ordered her to surrender her passport on December 19. According to multiple reports, the actress landed at LAX on Tuesday during her husband's court hearing. Prosecutors allege the couple paid $500,000 to have their daughters labeled as crew-team recruits at the University of Southern California, although neither is a rower.

One of Loughlin's daughters, Olivia Jade, has more than 1 million followers on Instagram.

Felicity Huffman ("Desperate Housewives", "American Crime") was among the other prominent parents, including a lawyer, doctor and a venture capitalist, indicted in the scam. A federal investigation into the matter - dubbed "Operation Varsity Blues" - has been ongoing for more than a year.