| November 01, 2019 03:58 PM
Actress Lori Loughlin pleaded not guilty to additional charges that precipitated her participation in a college admissions scam.
Loughlin, 55, was hit with an additional charge of federal programs bribery in October.
She pleaded not guilty on Friday to the new charge, as she had already done with three other charges she faced, including conspiracy to commit money laundering, conspiracy to commit mail fraud, and honest services mail fraud.
Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, worked with William “Rick” Singer, who facilitated the admissions scam by collecting payments to get students on athletic teams to skirt other admissions standards. Both have pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Loughlin’s daughter was on the crew team at the University of Southern California, despite never participating in the sport before.
In addition to Loughlin and Giannulli, 35 others were connected to Singer’s scam.
If Giannulli or Loughlin are found guilty of their charges, each could spend as many as 20 years in prison.