Lori Loughlin, who starred in Full House from 1988 to 1995, has now been charged with bribery charges.
A grand jury within the District of Massachusetts has returned further charges against 11 of the 15 parents, together with Loughlin and her husband.
U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling alleges on this third superseding indictment that the defendants conspired to commit federal program bribery by bribing staff of the University of Southern California (USC) to achieve admission for their kids. In their deal for the alleged bribes, USC staff allegedly “designated the defendant’s children as athletic recruits at the school – with little or no achievement for their athletic abilities – or as members of other admissions categories.”
“Our goal from the beginning has been to hold the defendants fully accountable for corrupting the college admissions process through cheating, bribery, and fraud,” Lelling stated. “The superseding indictments will further that effort.”
Loughlin, Giannulli all the other 9 defendants have pleaded not guilty to charges laid earlier. As a result of these new charges, which might carry as much as an additional 10 further years in prison, Loughlin and Giannulli now face up to 50 years in total.