Loughlin facing new charge in college scam

Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli. Photo: Reuters
Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli. Photo: Reuters
Actress Lori Loughlin is facing a new bribery charge after federal prosecutors said they brought additional charges against 18 wealthy parents, university athletic officials and others accused of participating in the largest US college admissions scam to date.

The Full House star is one of 11 parents hit with new charges. 

Federal prosecutors in Boston said on Tuesday that Loughlin conspired to bribe University of Southern California employees to secure the admission of her two daughters.

Loughlin's husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, has also been charged. Both maintain their innocence.

William "Rick" Singer, the consultant, pleaded guilty in March this year to charges that he facilitated cheating on college entrance exams and helped bribe sports coaches at universities to present his clients’ children as fake athletic recruits.

Earlier this month, Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman reported to prison after she admitted to engaging in the college exam cheating scheme and was sentenced to a 14-day term.



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