Lori Loughlin intends to plead not guilty in college entrance scam

Lawrence Kim
April 15, 2019

Actress Felicity Huffman entered a guilty plea April 8 and faces at least four months in prison.

The couple were also charged with a single felony count of mail fraud.

Lori and Mossimo advised the court that they were not intending to appear at a second arraignment, and filed waiver appearance forms indicating they are pleading not guilty to "each of the charges". Lori and Mossimo paid approximately half-a-million dollars to have their daughters recruited on the crew team.

"I'd like to maybe sit with you after your session with the girls as I have some concerns and want to fully understand the game plan and make sure we have a roadmap for success as it relates to (our daughter) and getting her into a school other than ASU!"

A new superseding indictment unsealed last Tuesday alleges that Loughlin, 54, and Giannulli, 55, disguised their bribes to the ringleader of the scam as donations to fund programs for "disadvantaged youth".

In March, the couple was indicted for allegedly taking part in a large scheme involving parents who paid substantial bribes to get their kids into elite universities.

Now, Lori and Mossimo are allegedly "blaming each other" for the situation, but the good news is that their daughter Olivia Jade is reportedly no longer pissed at her parents for ruining her career/making her go to college in the first place (there is *ample* evidence that getting a higher education was not on OJ's priorities list). Giannulli even sent Rick Singer, the mastermind of the scheme, an "action picture" of each of his daughters on ergometers, the rowing machines, according to the criminal complaint. Meanwhile, fellow celeb/college scammer Felicity Huffman made a decision to take the plea deal on Monday, and is facing way less severe sentencing.

(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.

Her sentencing recommendation is low because she has no criminal history and because the amount of money involved is relatively small, Medrano said.

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