Actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband are pleading not guilty in the college admissions bribery scam, the U.S. Attorney’s Office confirmed Monday.
The celebrity couple, along with eight other parents, filed documents in U.S. District Court in Boston on Monday to waive their right to appear for an arraignment, and asked the court to enter the not guilty plea on their behalf. It is not immediately clear whether the judge will accept their request or force the parents to appear in court.
Loughlin, the 54-year-old actress best known for playing Aunt Becky on Full House, and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have been accused of paying William Singer $500,000 to get their two daughters admitted to USC as crew recruits, even though neither teen had participated in the sport. The alleged payment was made out to Key Worldwide Foundation, a non-profit organization run by Singer.
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