Actress Lori Loughlin facing more charges in college admissions scandal

(NBC) – Lori Loughlin (actress) and 10 other parents are accumulating more charges for their alleged roles in a huge college admissions scandal announced by the Justice Department Tuesday.

A grand jury from the District of Massachusetts filed more charges against 11 of the 15 parents charged in the college admissions case including Loughlin.

New charges in the third superseding indictment allege that the 11 defendants conspired to commit federal program bribery by bribing employees of the University of Southern California to ease their children’s admission.

In exchange for the bribes, employees of the university allegedly “designated the defendants’ children as athletic recruits — with little or no regard for their athletic abilities — or as members of other favored admissions categories,” the indictment states.

Loughlin, best known for her role in the sitcom “Full House,” was one of many charged in March in connection with the multi-million dollar college admissions scheme.

Federal prosecutors allege she and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 to increase their two daughters’ chances of gaining admission to USC.

Original story: NBC News.

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