Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are heading to court. The couple plead not guilty in the college admissions case that has them allegedly paying $500,000 to get their daughter admitted into University of Southern California.
The couple is charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and honest services mail and wire fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. According to Fox news, who obtained court documents, Lori and Mossimo waived their right to appear in court for an arraignment and plead not guilty to their charges.
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According to the network, the actress and her husband now face up to 40 years in prison of they are convicted.
Felicity Huffman on the other had has already accepted a plea bargin and apologized for her actions. Huffman was arrested on March 12 and has been charged with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud.
“I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions,” Huffman said in a statement. “I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community. I want to apologize to them and, especially, I want to apologize to the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices to support their children and do so honestly.”
Lori and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were arrested for paying $500,000 to have their 2 daughters admitted to the crew team at USC. The couple had been charged with ‘conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and honest services mail and wire fraud.’ Additional charges have been placed on Lori and Mossimo. They have been charged ‘in a superseding indictment by a federal grand jury in Boston on fraud and money laundering charges.’