Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, are facing new charges related to the college admission scandal and may be considering a plea deal rather than continuing to plead not guilty.
Loughlin and Giannulli were indicted Tuesday with nine other parents on charges of conspiracy to commit federal program bribery for bribing or trying to bribe officials at the University of Southern California to admit their children into the school.
I’m here today to announce charges, in the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice,” U.S. attorney Andrew Lelling said. “All of them knowingly conspired with Singer and others to help their children either cheat on the SAT or ACT and/or buy their children’s admission to elite schools through fraud.”
Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 to get their daughters admitted to the school through the rowing team, when neither girl had any rowing experience or participated in the sport while there.
The couple could get more than 40 years in prison if convicted.
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