BOSTON (WHDH) - Actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are expected to face a judge in Boston federal court Tuesday for their alleged role in the college admissions scandal.
Loughlin, who starred in the sitcom “Full House,” and Giannulli are among 33 wealthy parents accused of participating in a scheme that involved rigging college entrance exams and bribing coaches at top universities.
The couple is accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters into the University of Southern California as crew team recruits, even though neither of them played the sport.
In a recent People article, a legal source said Loughlin is nowhere near being annoyed about the case.
“Lori is remorseful, and she has definite regrets,” the source said. “She’s embarrassed and hurt, and she knows that her reputation has been ruined for life. But she also believes the allegations against her aren’t true.”
Unlike many other parents caught up in the alleged scheme, Loughlin and Giannulli have pleaded not guilty.
The same legal source explained that decision by saying, “She honestly didn’t think what she was doing was any different than donating money for a library or athletic field.”
In May, fellow actress Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty after being accused of paying an admissions consultant $15,000 to have a proctor correct her older daughter’s answers on the SAT.
The 56-year-old could face prison time. She is slated to be sentenced in September.
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