Professional fallout has begun for those involved in the college admissions scandal as the Hallmark Channel announced it has severed ties with popular Hallmark movie actress Lori Loughlin. Along with her husband, Loughlin paid $500,000 to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California.

“We are saddened by the recent news surrounding the college admissions allegations,” the channel’s parent company Crown Media said in a statement. “We are no longer working with Lori Loughlin and have stopped development of all productions that air on the Crown Media Family Network channels involving Lori Loughlin, including ‘Garage Sale Mysteries,’ an independent third-party production.”

The Hallmark Channel also announced it would not be airing the movie “When Calls The Heart,” which stars Lori Loughlin on Sunday, March 17.

Lori Loughlin was taping a new Hallmark movie in British Columbia, Canada when the federal indictments were issued. Loughlin had to fly home to Calfornia and surrender to authorities on Wednesday and later released on $1 million bail.

At her arraignment, the judge restricted Loughlin’s travel to within the United States until trial, but allowed for Loughlin to travel to B.C. to work. An allowance she no longer needs now that she’s been let go from her Hallmark series.

Lori Loughlin’s Hallmark productions shuttered.

It’s unfortunate that the Hallmark Channel decided to shut down production, affecting hundreds of people’s livelihoods in the U.S. and Canada. Hopefully, they will find a replacement and production can resume. Loughlin’s “Full House” colleague, Candace Cameron Bure, is a Hallmark movie alum… Maybe she can take over?

It will be interesting to see if Lori Loughlin or her husband, Mossimo Gianulli, will be convicted or receive jail time for their involvement in the college admissions fraud, which includes charges for conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

One former federal prosecutor told Fox News that prosecutors in the case will likely push for significant punishments, including prison time, for the almost 50 individuals involved in the scam in order to make an example of them.

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