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Entertainment Lori Loughlin says she's not guilty of new charges in college admissions case

17:20  01 november  2019
17:20  01 november  2019 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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  Lori Loughlin Is All Smiles at Country Club Amid College Scandal Staying positive. Lori Loughlin was in high spirits at the Bel-Air Country Club in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 1. The Full House alum, 55, was spotted grinning from ear to ear as she arrived at the elite members-only social club, which boasts an 18-hole golf course and multiple tennis courts. She wore a large fedora, aviator sunglasses, a navy long-sleeve jacket, matching pants and white sneakers.

Lori Loughlin , and her husband, the fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, leaving federal court Several defense lawyers in the case said the children of their clients — parents charged with trying to get More than a dozen parents, including the actress Lori Loughlin , have pleaded not guilty to the

The Hollywood actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, the designer Mossimo Giannulli, were among those indicted on a count of conspiracy to commit fraud and another of money laundering conspiracy, raising the legal stakes for parents who have not said whether they would plead guilty in the case .

Actress Lori Loughlin pleaded not guilty Friday to a new charge she faces in the college admissions case, according to court documents filed in Boston federal court.

Lori Loughlin et al. posing for the camera: Lori Loughlin, and husband Mossimo Giannulli facing charges in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme, leave federal court in Boston, April 3, 2019.© Brian Snyder/Brian Snyder/Reuters Lori Loughlin, and husband Mossimo Giannulli facing charges in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme, leave federal court in Boston, April 3, 2019.

In October, federal prosecutors slapped on another charge, known as federal programs bribery, against Loughlin for her role in the nationwide scandal dubbed "Operation Varsity Blues." She was already charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering, conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

Lori Loughlin Is Facing New Charges in the College Admissions Scandal

  Lori Loughlin Is Facing New Charges in the College Admissions Scandal Federal prosecutors brought new charges on Tuesday.In addition to the charges they're facing for money laundering and conspiring to commit mail and wire fraud, each of which carry a maximum sentence of 20 years, the couple is now also facing federal bribery charges. Loughlin and Giannulli, as well as 11 other parents who pleaded not guilty, were charged on Tuesday, according to federal prosecutors.

Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli requested the court enter a plea of not guilty to each charge against them in the college admissions scandal, according to a federal court filing entered Monday.

Why Did Lori Loughlin and Her Husband Plead Not Guilty ? The college admissions scandal, a.k.a. Operation Varsity Blues, has been full of confusing and aggravating It’ s not because they didn’t plead guilty ,” he says , adding that it is fairly common for prosecutors to tack on additional charges

Her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, was also facing the new bribery charge and pleaded not guilty.

Loughlin, 54, and Giannulli, 55, have asked the judge to waive their need to appear in court to be arraigned on the new charge later this month.

They are both among 35 other parents, including actress Felicity Huffman, who have been charged in the case.

Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of conspiring with William "Rick" Singer, who federal prosecutors identified as the ringleader of the scam, to help their two daughters get into University of Southern California as crew recruits, despite not having participated in crew.

Singer emailed the couple in August 2016 saying he needed a copy of their older daughter’s transcript and test scores "very soon" and it would be good to get a photo of her "in workout clothes like a real athlete too," according to court documents.

Lori Loughlin Knows a Trial Would Make Things Worse for Her Daughters

  Lori Loughlin Knows a Trial Would Make Things Worse for Her Daughters Lori Loughlin Knows a Trial Would Make Things Worse for Her DaughtersBecause the Fuller House alum, 55, backed out of a plea deal in the nationwide college admissions case, her girls will likely be called to testify in court. And as a result, the former University of Southern California students are not happy with the circumstances.

This Monday, news broke that Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were pleading not guilty in the college admissions cheating case . Now she ’ s willing to negotiate, but the prosecution says that the deal is off the table. So the only choice they’ve got is to plead not guilty .

Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have officially entered please of “ not guilty ” in their college admissions scandal case . They had previously been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud, but had an added charge of money laundering added after not accepting a plea deal.

Giannulli allegedly replied: "Fantastic. Will get all."

Singer has already pleaded guilty in a Boston federal court to charges of racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the United States and obstruction of justice. He's scheduled to be sentenced on June 19.

Loughlin and Giannulli could each get a maximum 20-year prison sentence if convicted.

The new bribery charge only applied to parents like Loughlin, best known for her role in the ABC sitcom "Full House," who have pleaded not guilty to the initial indictment. The main effect of the new charge was to expose parents to additional prison time at sentencing should they be convicted.

Loughlin "terrified" of new charges (via People)

Loughlin, Giannulli fighting new charges in admissions case .
BOSTON (AP) — “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband are contesting expanded charges against them in the college admissions bribery scandal. Lawyers for Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli entered not guilty pleas on their behalf Tuesday to charges of conspiracy to commit federal program bribery. Earlier this month, the couple waived their right to appear in federal court in Boston to answer to the latest counts. Prosecutors added the bribery charge for 11 parents who previously pleaded not guilty in the case. Another 19 parents have pleaded guilty or agreed to do so.

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