Lori Loughlin and husband plead not guilty in college admissions case


Loughlin and Giannulli said in the court documents that they waived their right to appear in Boston federal court for their arraignment and plead not guilty to the two charges against them. He added, "I'm also thrilled to announce When Calls The Hearts season 7 coming next year!"

Instead of pleading guilty like 13 other parents - including actress Felicity Huffman - who were also indicted, Loughlin and Giannulli are pleading not guilty to "each of the charges" against them.

In indictments unsealed last week, the couple and 14 other parents face two new charges: fraud conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy.

The criminal complaint against Giannulli and Loughlin includes evidence from a cooperating witness, emails, bank records and a recorded phone call with each parent.

They are among 50 people accused of participating in a scheme that allowed wealthy parents to use cheating and bribes to help their children secure spots at universities like Yale, Georgetown and the University of Southern California (USC).

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.

Manny Medrano, a defense attorney and former federal prosecutor, said that based on 2019 federal sentencing guidelines, Huffman likely will face four to 10 months in prison as part of her plea. Singer then allegedly facilitated cheating on Huffman's daughter's SAT test by having a proctor correct the teen's answers after the fact.

The source goes on to emphasize that Lori didn't understand how serious her actions were.

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. Macy was not charged in the scam.

Gone girl: The network cut all ties with the show's star, Lori Loughlin, in light of the 54-year-old actress' alleged role in the college admissions scandal. "My desire to help my daughter is no excuse to break the law or engage in dishonesty".