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Lori Loughlin Indicted on Additional Charge in College Admissions Scandal

Posted on 17 March, 2018 by Mario
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Lori Loughlin Indicted on Additional Charge in College Admissions Scandal

Lori Loughlin has been indicted on more charges in the college admissions scandal. 

The Fuller Housestar and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were indicted in a second superseding indictment on conspiring to commit fraud and money laundering on Tuesday, ET confirms. 

Last month, Loughlin and Giannulli were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud. The new indictment by a federal grand jury in Boston, Massachusetts, on Tuesday adds a money laundering charge to the couple, as well as 14 parents who have been accused of using bribery to get their children into selective colleges and universities. An arraignment date has not yet been scheduled. 

According to TMZ, Loughlin and Giannulli denied a plea deal that would have had them serve a minimum of two years in prison. Now, the outlet says prosecutors are recommending a minimum of four years and nine months. Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying 0,000 in bribes to get their daughters admitted to the University of Southern California as recruits for the crew team, even though neither of them participated in the sport. 

The charge of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and honest services mail and wire fraud provides for a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of 0,000 or twice the gross gain or loss, whichever is greater. The charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering provides for a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of 0,000 or twice the value of the property involved in the money laundering. 

On Monday, Felicity Huffman, along with 12 other parents and one university athletic coach involved in the massive college admissions cheating scandal, pleaded guilty to charges of mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. 

"I am pleading guilty to the charge brought against me by the United States Attorney's Office," Huffman said in a statement. "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."

"I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community," the statement continued. "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. My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her. This transgression toward her and the public I will carry for the rest of my life. My desire to help my daughter is no excuse to break the law or engage in dishonesty."

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