Lori Loughlin Pleads Not Guilty to College Admissions Charges
Published Apr 15, 2019Former Full House and When Calls the Heart star Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against them during the ongoing college admissions scandal in the U.S.
As the Associated Press reports, the couple waived their right to appear in federal court in Boston for their arraignment and have pleaded not guilty to charges of mail fraud and money laundering conspiracy.
The pair have been accused of paying $500,000 USD to get their two daughters accepted into University of Southern California as crew recruits, despite neither one having any rowing experience.
The couple could face between 24 and 30 months in prison if found guilty. Neither has publicly commented on the scandal since it broke.
Loughlin has since been fired by the Hallmark Channel, where she starred in multiple television shows. She's not slated to return to Fuller House either.
Loughlin and Giannulli are amongst 50 people to be charged in conjunction with the Rick Singer-led scam that allowed wealthy parents to bribe administrative officials to get their kids into prestigious schools or to tamper with entrance exams.
While some other parents hit with a second round of charges have also plead not guilty, actress Felicity Huffman did plead guilty to mail fraud last week and is expected to receive a fine and a "low end" prison sentence.