Lori Loughlin pleads not guilty in college admissions scam

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In case you’ve been living under a rock, Lori Loughlin and her husband (Mossimo Giannulli) have been accused of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering in the attempt to get their daughters admitted to college. They allegedly paid $500,000 in bribe money to get the girls into USC – including falsely to enter them as crew recruits (despite neither of them actually participating in the sport).

People reports that “The couple was previously offered a plea agreement, but ultimately decided to reject the deal because they didn’t want to spend time in jail”.

Despite overwhelming evidence against them, Loughlin and Giannulli have entered a plea of not guilty.

Watch this CNN video for more clarity on the plea: