Felicity Huffman Was Reportedly Arrested at Gunpoint for Bribery Scandal
When actress Felicity Huffman answered her door at 6 a.m. yesterday, she was reportedly met with multiple FBI agents with their guns drawn, according to the LA Times.
Huffman surrendered to the agents and made a brief appearance at court before being released on $250K bail, paid by her husband, actor William H. Macy.
Lori Loughlin, also indicted in the massive, multimillion-dollar scam, where parents were accused of paying bribes and falsifying applications to get their children into elite colleges, was also set to receive the same treatment. But the actress was filming in Vancouver when police arrived at her California home, TMZ reports. She is expected to turn herself in on Wednesday morning.
Her husband, Mossimo Gianulli, turned himself into authorities on Tuesday.
TMZ added that Huffman knew the arrest was looming and was prepared to surrender on her own, but the feds had a different plan. She and her family were asleep when the armed agents showed up at her door.
A spokeswoman for the FBI told the LA Times that while a tactical team was not used for Huffman’s arrest, agents always have their guns drawn as a precautionary measure.
“All FBI agents are armed and may draw their weapons as a precautionary measured based on the circumstances during the execution of any warrant,” she said.
Huffman and Loughlin have both been indicted on conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.