Actress Lori Loughlin, her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, and other prominent parents have pleaded not guilty to charges of participating in bribes for bribes in schools in the United States, according to court documents filed on Monday.
Loughlin and Giannulli have said they waive their right to appear in the Federal Court in Boston for the charges and not plead guilty to two charges against them. The judge must approve their request for exemption.
The two of them are charged with paying a bribe of $ 500,000 to allow their daughters to get to the University of Southern California as a recruiter for a crew, although no one is haggling.
They are among 50 people accused of scandal across the country, for which authorities say it also included adjusting the results at the entrance exam for college.
This is the largest case at a university that has been prosecuted by the Ministry of Justice. The scandal has been hit by elite universities across the country and spelled out the lengths that parents seeking status to go to provide their children with the desired place.
The couple and more than a dozen other parents have been hit by charges of money laundering last week on charges of conspiracy charges for mail fraud that they have already faced. Several other accused parents also filed court documents in which they filed claims for innocence.
Loughlin, who played Becky's aunt at recording Full house, And Giannulli did not publicly file charges against them.
Several other accused parents also stated that they were not guilty, while fellow actor Felicity Huffman, who acted in ABC Desperate housewives and 12 other parents agreed to plead guilty. Huffman will appear on the 21st of May in court in Boston to plead guilty plea.
Rick Singer, a consultant at the center of the program, pleaded guilty to charges, including a rape luncheon on March 12, the same day that charges against parents and trainees were announced in a so-called Operation Operations Varsity Blues.