Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli pleaded “not guilty” Monday morning for their alleged role in the widening college admission scandal.
“In court documents obtained by Fox News, Loughlin, 54, and Giannulli, 55, said in the filing they are waiving their right to appear in court for an arraignment and plead not guilty,” reports Fox News. “Loughlin and Giannulli did not appear in court and it is currently not known if the judge will permit the pleas without them present.”
The ‘Fuller House’ star was arrested weeks ago for allegedly bribing her children’s admission into the University of Southern California for upwards of $500,000 each.
“Loughlin and Giannulli were charged will mail fraud in March after it was discovered they allegedly paid scam mastermind William ‘Rick’ Singer to have their daughters Isabella and YouTube star Olivia Jade recruited onto the USC crew team despite neither girl being a rower in high school,” adds the report.
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DEVELOPING: Actress Lori Loughlin Indicted for Alleged Participation in College Admissions Scandal
Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband were indicted Tuesday on charges relating to their role in the widening college admissions scandal; reportedly paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to admit their child into a prestigious university.
“Actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were indicted on fraud and money laundering charges Tuesday in the multimillion-dollar college admissions cheating scam that has ensnared dozens of wealthy parents trying to get their kids into the nation’s most prestigious colleges,” reports Fox News.
Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying upwards of $500,000 in bribes and other payments to admit their daughters into the University of Southern California.
14 other parents were also charged for similar crimes.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
IRONY ALERT: Warren Slams ‘Unfair’ College Admission Scandal, People Must 'Play by the Rules'
Sen. Elizabeth Warren weighed-in Monday evening on the ongoing college admission scandal at the nation’s top universities; saying “some folks just think they don’t have to play by the same rules.”
Elizabeth Warren says the recent college admissions scandal highlights wealthy Americans playing by a different set of rules and "we have to put a stop to that." #WarrenTownHall https://t.co/wrJHjBygpM pic.twitter.com/4i6XhQeexm
— CNN (@CNN) March 19, 2019
“How would you help make the American education system fair for all people?” asked one supporter at town hall event in Mississippi.
“This scandal just shows one more time that some folks -the rich- just think that they don’t have to play by the same rules as everyone else. They can just use their money to do whatever it is in terms of buying influence,” said Warren.
“We have to put a stop to that. It’s everywhere, it’s everywhere in Washington,” she added.