Actress Lori Loughlin Pleads Not Guilty in College Admissions Scam

Angelo Anderson
April 15, 2019

"This wasn't her being obstinate", the source continued. She refused to accept any jail time and thought the DA was bluffing.

'Lori is finally realizing just how serious this is. "She was adamant she wouldn't do any jail time".

Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are among the many who were indicted after they allegedly paid $500,000 to a fake charity to have their daughters Isabella Rose and Olivia Jade Giannulli accepted into the University of Southern California as recruits into the women's rowing team. USC has not been accused of any wrongdoing and will continue to cooperate fully with the government's investigation. On Tuesday, the couple was indicted on charges of mail fraud and money laundering.

Ultimately, if convicted and then sentenced to the maximum extent of the law, Loughlin could face up to 40 years in jail.

A source recently told ET that, up until the second superseding indictment, Loughlin didn't believe she would face the possibility of serving time in prison. "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", Huffman said in a statement.

They added it was 'absolutely a status thing, ' saying: 'Lori is used to getting what she wants.

They have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and an additional charge of money laundering. "They are scared and they don't know what's coming next".

Unlike Loughlin, Huffman allegedly copped a plea deal that will likely only require her to pay a hefty fine and serve probation.

Loughlin, who was indicted last month in connection with a bribery scheme in which rich parents paid big bucks to get their kids into elite schools, was sacked by Hallmark soon after the scandal hit, and the show took a break to explore its "creative options". "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, reported CNN.

On March 12, the U.S. Attorney's Office in MA announced that it had charged 50 people, including Loughlin and fellow actress Felicity Huffman, in the cheating scandal. "This transgression toward her and the public I will carry for the rest of my life".

It is not clear if Loughlin's daughters were aware of their parents' alleged meddling.

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