Loughlin and Giannulli to Fight New Charges
“Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband are contesting the latest charges against them in the college admissions scandal.
Lawyers for Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli filed court documents Friday saying the couple plans to plead not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit federal program bribery. The couple also waived their right to appear at a Nov. 20 arraignment.
Prosecutors recently added the bribery charge for 11 parents who previously pleaded not guilty in the case. Another 19 parents have pleaded guilty or agreed to plead guilty.
Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli join others who face an additional bribery charge after pleading not guilty in the college admissions scam https://t.co/dg9YU73QTp pic.twitter.com/cxteYtKB8j
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) October 22, 2019
Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as fake athletic recruits. Their daughters no longer attend USC.
The couple previously pleaded not guilty to fraud and money laundering.
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