Lori Loughlin Arraigned -- Plans to Fight College Cheat Charges in Court

Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli were among over a dozen parents arraigned yesterday on new charges in the college admissions scandal. The 16 defendants were recently indicted for conspiring to commit fraud and money laundering.

Prosecutors accuse 36 parents, coaches and test-takers worked with college consultant William Singer to cheat on SATs or falsify students' profiles as athletic recruits. The hearing took place in Boston, but Loughlin and Mossimo did not appear.

Meanwhile, Felicity Huffman is set to plead guilty in the college admissions scandal on May 13th. Huffman was previously scheduled to enter her plea on May 21st. The actress agreed earlier this month to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

·Authorities say Huffman paid 15-thousand dollars to have someone correct the answers on her daughter's SAT – something she has admitted to and asked forgiveness for. As for Loughlin and Giannulli, they allegedly paid $500-thousand to get their girls into USC – charges they both deny.

·Speaking of denying charges, a new report suggests we shouldn’t expect to see Loughlin or Giannulli to cut any deals. A source tells “People” magazine that the couple – Loughlin especially – sees a trial as the only option to clear their names and reputations. “Lori feels like so much damage has been done publicly that the only way for her to counter it is to fight this case in court,” the source notes. “She feels like once all the evidence is presented, that people will understand how things happened.”

Source: CNN

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