Loughlin, Giannulli to fight new charges in admissions case

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BOSTON (AP) — “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband are contesting the latest charges against them in the college admissions scandal.

Lawyers for Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli filed court documents Friday saying the couple plans to plead not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit federal program bribery. The couple also waived their right to appear at a Nov. 20 arraignment.

Prosecutors recently added the bribery charge for 11 parents who previously pleaded not guilty in the case. Another 19 parents have pleaded guilty or agreed to plead guilty.

FILE – In this Aug. 27, 2019 file photograph, actress Lori Loughlin departs hand in hand with her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, in Boston, after a hearing in federal court in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Philip Marcelo)

Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as fake athletic recruits. Their daughters no longer attend USC.

The couple previously pleaded not guilty to fraud and money laundering.

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