Actress Lori Loughlin pleads not guilty in college admissions case

Esequiel Farfan
Abril 15, 2019

The judge must approve their request for a waiver to appear. Loughlin and Giannulli have been accused of paying $500,000 to have their daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose designated as recruits for the USC crew team, despite the fact that neither had ever played the sport.

The couple and several other parents were originally charged with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. The two actresses, along with coaches, admissions counselors and parents were accused of such alleged crimes as falsifying SAT scores and lying about the athletic skills of their children.

A new superseding indictment unsealed last Tuesday alleges that Loughlin, 54, and Giannulli, 55, disguised their bribes to the ringleader of the scam as donations to fund programs for "disadvantaged youth".

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While the couple's refusal to strike a plea deal has left many observers scratching their heads, a source gave some insight as to why Loughlin has bee so against pleading guilty: apparently, it's to protect her daughters.

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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. Huffman was accused of paying $15,000 to have someone take her daughter's Saturday. Last week, Loughlin and Giannulli rejected the very same plea agreement Felicity accepted.

Fellow actress Felicity Huffman and 12 other parents have agreed to plead guilty.

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.

In all, 33 parents have been charged in the college admissions scandal.

"My daughter knew absolutely nothing about my actions, and in my misguided and profoundly wrong way, I have betrayed her", she said.

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