It’s pretty shocking just how far some parents are willing to go to get their children into elite colleges. Recently, the internet has been abuzz over the news that more than 33 parents were indicted in relation to a scheme to spend millions of dollars on bribes for college admissions. The latest in this college admissions scandal saga? Actress Lori Loughlin (from Full House) and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, are apparently “not ready” to enter a plea for their alleged role in the college admissions scandal, and are hoping to ‘just let this play out in the judicial system,’ according to sources close to them.
The couple is accused of paying $500,000 to a fake charity to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as crew recruits, even though the daughters did not participate in the sport. Another fellow actress accused of the same crime, Felicity Huffman (of Desperate Housewives fame), has agreed to plead guilty in the case. Lori and Mossimo are charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud, along with an additional charge of money laundering, and conspiring to launder bribes through a charity run by Rick Singer. The couple isn’t the only ones accused of these crimes- 33 other parents are also accused of using their wealth to cheat when it came to admissions.