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Uni bribe scandal: Lori Loughlin pleads not guilty

Actress Lori Loughlin, 54, her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli, 55, and other prominent parents have pleaded not guilty in a college admissions bribery scam, according to court documents.

media_cameraLori Loughlin and her husband have pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a uni admissions scandal. Picture: Paul Marotta/Getty Images/AFP

Loughlin and Giannulli said in court documents filed on Monday that they are waiving their right to appear in court for an arraignment and are pleading not guilty.

The couple and more than a dozen other parents were indicted last week on charges of mail fraud and money laundering conspiracy.

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media_camera(L-R) Olivia Jade Giannulli, Lori Loughlin and Isabella Rose Giannulli. Loughlin allegedly paid $500,000 to get her daughters admitted to uni. Picture: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Loughlin and Giannulli are charged with paying $US500,000 ($A700,000) in bribes to get their daughters admitted to the University of Southern California as rowing crew recruits, even though neither daughter is a rower.

They haven’t publicly addressed the allegations against them. Several other indicted parents have also entered not guilty pleas.

media_cameraThis combination photo shows actresses Felicity Huffman, left, who pleaded guilty to charges, and Lori Loughlin, who pleaded not guilty. Picture: AP Photo

The former Fuller House and Hallmark Channel star and her fashion designer husband were arrested last month and released on $1 million ($A1.4m) bonds.

Fellow actress Felicity Huffman and 12 other parents have agreed to plead guilty.

Originally published as ‘Full House’ star pleads not guilty in uni scam

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