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Lori Loughlin Gets New Bribery Charge in College Admissions Scandal

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While Felicity Huffman continues to serve a modest 13-day sentence after pleading guilty for her involvement in the college-admissions bribery scandal, Lori Loughlin’s future continues to get murkier by the month. Per the Los Angeles Times, Loughlin and ten other parents indicted in “Operation Varsity Blues” have been hit with a brand-new bribery charge for their alleged ties to the scam. Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, have already pleaded not guilty to the charges of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and honest-services mail fraud. However, this new charge now alleges that the couple “conspired to commit federal program bribery to secure their children’s fraudulent admission to USC,” with their two daughters, influencer Olivia Jade and normie Isabella.

Unlike Huffman, who has publicly apologized and admitted complicity with the scam, Loughlin hasn’t issued any statements and has been keeping a low profile since “Operation Varsity Blues” infiltrated the nation earlier this year. Court documents revealed that Loughlin and Giannulli allegedly paid bribes up to $500,000 in exchange for their two daughters to become recruits on the University of Southern California crew team “despite the fact that they did not participate in crew.” This included sending photos of their daughters on ergometers in their applications, although it’s still unknown if either child was fully aware of the scam. Loughlin is expected to face trial in Boston in 2020. Meanwhile, Olivia Jade and Isabella dropped out of USC.

Lori Loughlin Gets New Bribery Charge in the College Scandal