Lori Loughlin Pleads Not Guilty After Indictment for College Bribery Scheme

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Actress Lori Loughlin, front, and husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal, on April 3, 2019.

The paperwork was filed on behalf of Loughlin and Giannulli, a designer, on Monday in US District Court in Boston.

Huffman has agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, saying, "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".

The couple also waived their rights to appear in court for an arraignment on a money laundering charge, according to CNN. Prosecutors say she and Giannulli paid $500,000 to a fake charity to get her two daughters accepted into the University of Southern California, falsely designating them as crew recruits.

The UTA-repped Loughlin and Giannulli were part of a yearlong investigation that also snared American Crime star Huffman and more than 30 other parents.


Of those, 14 have agreed to plead guilty, including "Desperate Housewives" TV star Felicity Huffman. "My desire to help my daughter is no excuse to break the law or engage in dishonesty".

Loughlin's attorney has not yet responded to our request for comment. Huffman was accused of paying $15,000 to have someone take her daughter's Saturday. Loughlin and Giannulli reportedly were slapped with an additional charge of money laundering after rejecting a plea deal.

Loughlin has been criticized for seemingly not taking the indictment as seriously as others.

Loughlin was followed by autograph seekers while awaiting the court hearing at the J. Joseph Moakley Courthouse in the Seaport and smiled and waved to some fans as she walked into the building via metal barricades set up by court security personnel.

Experts told Yahoo that a prison sentence would be "traumatizing" to both actresses - especially Loughlin, who faces significantly more time. Sign up here for Yahoo Entertainment & Lifestyle's newsletter.

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