Loughlin, Giannulli plead not guilty in college scam

Loughlin, Giannulli plead not guilty in college scam

Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli said they are waiving their right to appear in Boston federal court for their arraignment and plead not guilty to the two charges against them. One person tweeted, "She must believe in the "celebrity defense" which has proven a great defense for many celebrities".

"It blows my mind how stupid lori loughlin is", another person bluntly wrote.

But even with the potential 40-year sentence looming, Lori is reportedly still having a little trouble wrapping her head around the fact that she did anything wrong.

The couple are among 33 charged in the widespread scam, in which parents were accused of using their wealth to get their children into elite colleges.

Lori Loughlin leaves the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston on April 3 after facing charges of conspiring to commit mail fraud in the USC college admissions scandal.

However, ever since the two were slapped with the conspiracy to commit money laundering charge earlier this month, pleading not guilty was allegedly their "only choice".

Last week, a source told E!

"More than that, I think she and her lawyers underestimated how motivated the prosecution was". "She refused to accept any jail time and thought the prosecutor was bluffing".

Actress Felicity Huffman and a dozen other parents will plead guilty in the scam, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced last week.

"We're being mixed in with people who have different allegations against them", their attorney Patric Hooper told CNN's Brynn Gingras last week.

Of those, 14 have agreed to plead guilty, including "Desperate Housewives" TV star Felicity Huffman.

Huffman pleaded guilty to paying $15,000 to boost her daughter's SAT college entrance exam score. In a statement, she took "full responsibility" and said she would "accept the consequences" that would come from her actions. She added, "My desire to help my daughter is no excuse to break the law or engage in dishonesty".

Furthermore, the feds say they have recorded phone calls from Loughlin and Huffman talking about the alleged scheme with a witness who was cooperating with investigators. What in the hell? News that Loughlin has been in "complete denial" over the seriousness of her situation. In the Cold Open, Kate McKinnon played an incarcerated Loughlin inside a holding cell at a prison in Chino, California with fellow inmates played by fellow cast members, as well as guest actor Michael Keaton, who portrayed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.