A grand jury has indicted “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and 10 other parents accused in the college admissions scandal on new federal charges.
Citing federal prosecutors, CNN reports that Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli are among nearly a dozen other parents who were charged with conspiracy to commit federal program bribery.
In April, Loughlin and Giannulli pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering conspiracy. All of the 11 people hit with the new bribery charges pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the wide-ranging scandal, in which dozens of parents across the country allegedly funneled bribes to coaches, athletic department staff, and admissions exam proctors in order to help their children gain admission to elite colleges.
Earlier Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times reported that federal prosecutors were putting pressure on parents who had pleaded not guilty, and threatened to file additional charges against those who continued to fight the allegations. Four of the accused reportedly flipped their not guilty pleas to guilty on Monday.
The report also confirmed that Loughlin’s two daughters are no longer attending the University of Southern California, where both were admitted as crew team recruits even though neither participate in the sport.
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