Lori Loughlin and Husband Mossimo Giannulli Plead Not Guilty in College Scam

The inevitable movie about all this is going to be something special.


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That big, fat, seeping sore of a college admissions scandal let loose another development Monday.

Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli have entered not guilty pleas in the case, per a report filed Monday by CNN. The couple pleaded not guilty to all the charges against them and also waived their right to appear in court for arraignment on the second indictment, as stated in a federal court filing. The news comes just days after Loughlin's alleged participation in the admissions scandal was lampooned in a skit on the latest episode of Saturday Night Live.

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In the initial list of charges announced by the Department of Justice last month, both Loughlin and Giannulli were hit with charges including conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and honest services mail and wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Specifically, the couple is alleged to have given half a million dollars to a faux charity to ensure USC acceptance for their daughters.

As for what's next for Loughlin and Giannulli, some predict that a deal could still be negotiated. A previous sources-citing report from People earlier this month alleged that the two had been resisting "any agreements" that would include imprisonment.

I asked a prominent criminal defense attorney what the play is here: “It’s standard to plead not guilty when you are arraigned on new charges. They will negotiate a plea but she’s gotta be in a place where she can accept responsibility.”

— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) April 15, 2019

Previous pleas in this bullshit include a guilty one from Felicity Huffman, the announcement of which was followed by word that Netflix would be delaying the release of her Otherhood movie.

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