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The actress and her husband are among 16 parents hit with money laundering conspiracy charges.
Actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were two of the 16 parents indicted on fraud and money laundering charges on Tuesday in the multimillion-dollar college admissions cheating scandal that has ensnared dozens of wealthy parents trying to get their kids into the nation's most prestigious colleges.
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The "Fuller House" star and her husband, along with 14 other parents, are being charged with a "second superseding indictment with conspiring to commit fraud and money laundering," the Department of Justice revealed in a statement to Fox News.
Last month, Loughlin and Giannulli were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud. They allegedly paid $500,000 to get their daughters into the University of Southern California as crew recruits, even though the young women did not play the sport.
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"The second superseding indictment also charges the defendants with conspiring to launder the bribes and other payments in furtherance of the fraud by funneling them through Singer’s purported charity and his for-profit corporation, as well as by transferring money into the United States, from outside the United States, for the purpose of promoting the fraud scheme," the statement added.
William 'Rick' Singer, 58, of Newport Beach, Calif. is the alleged mastermind behind the college admissions scam. He allegedly orchestrated the payments to coaches and admissions officials and bribed SAT and ACT administrators to let others take the test for the students or correct their answers.
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With the new money laundering charges, Loughlin and Giannulli are facing even more potential jail time, according to a defense attorney — who is not involved with the case. Neither Loughlin nor Giannulli has addressed the scandal publicly or made a statement through their attorneys.
"They are both looking at additional time that could potentially go as high...
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