Lori Loughlin free after posting $1 million bond in college admissions scam

Actress Lori Loughlin is free on a $1 million bond after appearing in federal court in Los Angeles on Wednesday in relation to her alleged participation in an elite college admission scheme.

Like her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, who is also a suspect in the scam, Loughlin was allowed to put up her home as collateral to secure the bond, according to TMZ.

The actress was allowed to retain her passport for her work on a film project in British Columbia, NBC News reported. She will have to surrender her passport in December when her projects in Canada are completed, according to TMZ.

Loughlin and her husband are among dozens of people that the FBI says allegedly paid up to $6 million in bribes to ensure that their children were accepted to schools such as Yale and Georgetown.

The couple face charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Olivia Jade Giannulli and Lori Loughlin attend WCRF's 'An Unforgettable Evening' at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 28, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for WCRF)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: (L-R) Olivia Jade Giannulli, Lori Loughlin and Isabella Rose Giannulli attend WCRF's 'An Unforgettable Evening' at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 28, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for WCRF)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: (L-R) Heidi Anne Pillsbury, Olivia Jade, Lori Loughlin and Beth Hayes Giannulli celebrate the Olivia Jade X Sephora Collection Palette Collaboration Launching Online at Sephora.com on December 14, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for Sephora Collection)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: (L-R) Olivia Jade Giannulli, Lori Loughlin and Isabella Rose Giannulli celebrates the Olivia Jade X Sephora Collection Palette Collaboration Launching Online at Sephora.com on December 14, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for Sephora Collection)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 14: Lori Loughlin (L) and Olivia Jade Giannulli celebrate the Olivia Jade X Sephora Collection Palette Collaboration Launching Online at Sephora.com on December 14, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images for Sephora Collection)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 24: Lori Loughlin and Olivia Jade Giannulli are seen on March 24, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Actress Lori Loughlin and daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli attend Women's Cancer Research Fund's An Unforgettable Evening Benefit Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 27, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Lori Loughlin, Olivia Jade Giannulli arrives at the The Women's Cancer Research Fund's An Unforgettable Evening Benefit Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 27, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 25: Lori Loughlin and Olivia Jade attend the PrettyLittleThing By Kourtney Kardashian Launch on October 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/ WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 04: Olivia Jade and mother Lori Loughlin attend People's 'Ones to Watch' at NeueHouse Hollywood on October 4, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 13: (L-R) Isabella Giannulli, Lori Loughlin and Olivia Giannulli arrive at the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 13: (L-R) Isabella Giannulli, Lori Loughlin and Olivia Giannulli arrives at the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 13: (L-R) Isabella Giannulli, Lori Loughlin and Olivia Giannulli attend the Teen Choice Awards 2017 at Galen Center on August 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JULY 27: Bella Loughlin, Actress Lori Loughlin and Olivia Loughlin arrive for the 2017 Summer TCA Tour - Hallmark Channel And Hallmark Movies And Mysteries on July 27, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 27: Actress Lori Loughlin (C) and her daughters Isabella Rose (L) and Olivia Jade Giannulli (R) attend the Hallmark Channel And Hallmark Movies And Mysteries 2017 Summer TCA Tour at on July 27, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 21: Olivia Jade and Lori Loughlin attend Marie Claire's Fresh Faces event at Doheny Room on April 21, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 21: Olivia Jade and Lori Loughlin attend Marie Claire's Fresh Faces event at Doheny Room on April 21, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 21: Actress Lori Loughlin and Olivia Jade attend Marie Claire's 'Fresh Faces' celebration with an event sponsored by Maybelline at Doheny Room on April 21, 2017 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for Marie Claire)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 23: Actress Lori Loughlin with her daughters Olivia Jade Giannulli and Isabella Rose Giannulli are seen on March 23, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 16: Lori Loughlin (C) and daughters Isabella Giannulli (L) and Olivia Giannulli attend the premiere of Netflix's 'Fuller House' on February 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 16: Lori Loughlin (C) and daughters Isabella Giannulli (L) and Olivia Giannulli attend the premiere of Netflix's 'Fuller House' on February 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Actress Lori Loughlin and Olivia Jade Giannulli attend the Premiere of Awesomeness Films' 'Snervous Tyler Oakley' at the Regency Bruin Theatre on December 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 17: (L-R) Patricia Riley, Bailee Madison, Lori Loughlin, Olivia Giannulli and Isabella Giannulli pose for a photo prior to the World Premiere Screening of 'Northpole: Open for Christmas' at The Grove on November 17, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 29: Actress Lori Loughlin (R) and daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli attend the Summer TCA Tour - Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies And Mysteries at a private residence on July 29, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 04: Lori Loughlin, Isabella Giannulli and Olivia Giannulli arrive for the Hallmark Channel Presents 'Northpole' Premiere Screening at La Piazza Restaurant on November 4, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic)
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Loughlin and Giannulli reportedly agreed to pay $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters recruited to be part of the University of Southern California crew team ― even though neither teen actually rowed.

cooperating witness told the parents that their elder daughter’s academic qualifications were “at or just below the low end of admission standards.”

Loughlin, who is known for portraying Aunt Becky on “Full House” and for starring in numerous Hallmark Channel movies, will appear in court again in Boston on March 29.

A Hallmark Channel spokeswoman said the network hasn’t decided what effect, if any, her arrest will have on programming.

“Crown Media Family Networks is aware of the situation and is monitoring developments as they arise,” spokeswoman Pam Slay told the New York Daily News.

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Lori Loughlin through the years
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UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 07: THE EDGE OF NIGHT - 1981 - Lori Loughlin (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - CIRCA 1981: Christopher Atkins and Lori Loughlin circa 1981 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bret Lundberg/IMAGES/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - JULY 29: Lori Loughlin attends 21st Birthday Party for Christopher Atkins on July 29, 1982 at Studio 54 in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
FULL HOUSE - 'Tanner Vs. Gibbler' - Airdate: October 21, 1988. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)JOHN STAMOS;LORI LOUGHLIN
WESTWOOD,CA - MARCH 8: Actress Lori Loughlin attends the 'Chances Are' Westwood Premiere on March 8, 1989 at Mann Bruin Theatre in Westwood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd/WireImage)
Promotional studio portrait of American actor Lori Loughlin of the television series, 'Full House,' circa 1989. (Photo by Fotos International/Getty Images)
FULL HOUSE - 'Double Trouble' - Airdate: September 17, 1991. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)LORI LOUGHLIN
FULL HOUSE - Ad Gallery - September 25, 1991. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)BOB SAGET;JODIE SWEETIN;JOHN STAMOS;DAVE COULIER;LORI LOUGHLIN
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 9: Actress Lori Loughlin attends the 'ABC Affiliates Party' on June 9, 1994 at Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd/WireImage)
FULL HOUSE - 'Under The Influence' - December 6, 1994. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)JOHN STAMOS;LORI LOUGHLIN;DAVE COULIER
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 790 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Lori Loughlin during an interview with host Jay Leno on October 25, 1995 -- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Lori Loughlin during 'Shrek 2' Los Angeles Premiere - Green Carpet at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 15: Actress Lori Loughlin arrives at the Hugo Boss Fall/Winter 2005 Collection Show at the Beverly Hills Hotel on March 15, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Tiffani Thiessen and Lori Loughlin (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Lori Loughlin during Saks Fifth Avenue's Unforgettable Evening Benefiting Women's Cancer Research Fund - Arrivals and Inside at The Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel The Regent Beverly Wilshire H in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)
Lori Loughlin with her daughter Olivia during Los Angeles Premiere of LionsGate's 'Happily N'Ever After' Hosted by the Hot Moms Club at The Mann Festival Theater in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by J.Sciulli/WireImage for LIONSGATE)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Actress Lori Loughlin attends the Saks Fifth Avenue's Unforgettable Evening cocktail reception benefiting Entertainment Industry Foundation's (EIF) Women's Cancer Research Fund held at the Beverly Wishire Hotel on February 20, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Caulfield/WireImage)
Lori Loughlin at the '90210' press conference at the Four Seasons Hotel on October 1, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 07: Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron and actress Lori Loughlin arrive at the 35th Annual People's Choice Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on January 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for PCA)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 27: Actress Lori Loughlin arrives at the 13th annual Unforgettable Evening benefiting EIF held at Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on January 27, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 20: Lori Loughlin is seen on January 20, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: Lori Loughlin appears on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
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