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Loughlin, Giannulli fighting new charges in admissions case

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2019, file photo, actress Lori Loughlin departs federal court in Boston, after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli are fighting expanded charges against them in the college admissions bribery scandal. Lawyers for the couple entered not guilty pleas on their behalf Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, to charges of conspiracy to commit federal program bribery. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
November 19, 2019 - 2:55 PM

BOSTON - “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband are contesting expanded charges against them in the college admissions bribery scandal.

Lawyers for Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli entered not guilty pleas on their behalf Tuesday to charges of conspiracy to commit federal program bribery.

Earlier this month, the couple waived their right to appear in federal court in Boston to answer to the latest counts.

Prosecutors added the bribery charge for 11 parents who previously pleaded not guilty in the case. Another 19 parents have pleaded guilty or agreed to do so.

Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as fake athletic recruits. Their daughters no longer attend USC.

The couple previously pleaded not guilty to fraud and money laundering.

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