The nationwide college admissions scandal is still ongoing.
Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have pleaded not guilty to a third charge connected to the scam, CNN reports.
The couple were among 11 parents charged in an indictment handed down by a grand jury in Boston last week, which alleges that they colluded with William “Rick” Singer, a Newport Beach consultant, to commit fraud and money laundering, as well as federal program bribery in order to ensure their children were accepted to USC.
USC coaches and athletics officials reportedly nominated Loughlin and Giannulli’s daughters as recruited athletes, which expedited their admission process. The indictment doesn’t accuse the couple of new criminal behavior and is based on the same scheme that was brought to court in March.
Last month, Loughlin and Giannulli were hit with one count of bribery in a third superseding indictment. They already face two charges of conspiracy linked to the scheme where wealthy parents cheated the system in order to gain college admission for their children.
Previously, the couple pleaded not guilty in April to charges of conspiracy to commit fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. They allegedly paid $500,000 to a fake charity to get their daughters into USC. They are looking at up to 45 years in prison for those charges, with the additional bribery charge adding another five years to the sentence.