Actress Lori Loughlin pleads not guilty in college admissions case

Carla Harmon
April 15, 2019

In a statement released, producers confirmed they would no longer be working with Lori in light of the college admissions scandal. We can't wait to get back to Hope Valley'. 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.

Torn asunder: Lori's co-star Erin Krakow [L] made the announcement on the Hallmark Channel on Saturday.

Actress Lori Loughlin, husband Mossimo Giannulli, and at least seven other parents facing felony charges in connection with the college entrance scam are asking a judge to accept not guilty pleas and to allow them to skip their arraignments in Boston's federal court.

(Paul Marotta/Getty Images) Felicity Huffman exits the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse after appearing in Federal Court to answer charges stemming from college admissions scandal, April 3, 2019, in Boston.

On March 12, the U.S. Attorney's Office in MA announced that it had charged 50 people, including Loughlin and fellow actress Felicity Huffman, in the cheating scandal.

In a MA court this week they were indicted for conspiring to commit money laundering and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.

And on Monday, the embattled couple pled not guilty to charges of conspiring to commit fraud and money laundering in alleged connection to the massive college bribery scheme. They now face up to 20 years in prison for each charge against them.

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.

'It's just taking some time for it to sink in that what she was allegedly doing could be considered illegal, ' People's source said. To her, it wasn't egregious behavior. "Perhaps. But she didn't see it as being a legal violation".

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