Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband intend to plead not guilty to charges stemming from a nationwide college entrance cheating scandal, but don't want to travel all the way to Boston to do so, according to court documents filed Monday.
Several other parents who were indicted alongside Loughlin and Giannulli last week have also filed court documents entering not guilty pleas. Prosecutors say she and Giannulli paid $500,000 to a fake charity to get their two daughters accepted into the University of Southern California, falsely designating them as crew recruits.More news: Microsoft Confirms Hackers Could Read Outlook, MSN and Hotmail Emails
In March, the couple was indicted for allegedly taking part in a large scheme involving parents who paid substantial bribes to get their kids into elite universities.
Fellow actress Felicity Huffman, who starred in ABC's "Desperate Housewives" and 12 other parents announced last week that they have agreed to plead guilty to a single charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Huffman is scheduled to appear in a Boston court on May 21 to enter her plea. Singer then allegedly facilitated cheating on Huffman's daughter's SAT test by having a proctor correct the teen's answers after the fact.
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"They chose to roll the dice", the legal source told PEOPLE last week about their decision to reject the plea deal, "and it may have been a bad gamble".
Gone girl: The network cut all ties with the show's star, Lori Loughlin, in light of the 54-year-old actress' alleged role in the college admissions scandal.
On March 12, the U.S. Attorney's Office in MA announced that it had charged 50 people, including Loughlin and fellow actress Felicity Huffman, in the cheating scandal. "This transgression toward her and the public I will carry for the rest of my life".More news: Lille thump Paris Saint-Germain to put title celebrations on ice