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Lori Loughlin & Husband Are Facing New Charge of Bribery

Lori Loughlin & Husband Are Facing New Charge of Bribery

Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli are facing a new charge in connection to the college admissions scandal.

The couple were just indicted “on a charge of conspiring to commit federal programs bribery,” according to Variety.

Lori and Mossimo were already facing charged of conspiring to commit mail fraud and money laundering. There is a statute that makes it illegal to commit bribery in connection to a program that receives federal funds. The couple allegedly paid $500,000 to get their daughters admitted to the University of Southern California, a school that does receive federal funds.

“Today’s charges are the result of ongoing investigation in the nationwide college admissions case,” said Andrew Lelling, the U.S. Attorney in Boston. “Our goal from the beginning has been to hold the defendants fully accountable for corrupting the college admissions process through cheating, bribery and fraud. The superseding indictments will further that effort.”

The bribery charge comes with a potential maximum sentence of 10 years in prison, but it’s not likely that they’ll receive anywhere near that amount if found guilty.

READ MORE: Lori Loughlin Will Likely Get Harsher Sentence Than Felicity Huffman

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