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Lori Loughlin Gears Up to Fight Charges in College Admissions Scandal by Pleading Not Guilty

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Lori Loughlin is now facing two charges stemming from the college admissions scandal — but the “Fuller House” star isn’t backing down.

Last month, the mom of two and her husband were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud for allegedly paying $500,000 in bribes to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California.

They were brought up on an additional charge of money laundering on Tuesday after not entering a plea, Dearly reported.

Now, Loughlin has pleaded not guilty both charges, alongside her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli.

According to CNN, Loughlin’s additional charge was part of a  “carrot and stick” approach by prosecutors to get defendants in the massive case to plead guilty.

Actress Felicity Huffman, who was also charged in the college admissions scandal, took a plea deal and will receive a sentence “low end” of the spectrum.

If Loughlin took a plea deal, prosecutors would have recommended around four years of jail time.

The actress and her husband will now likely fight out the charges in court. Both charges against them carry a maximum sentence of 20 years behind bars.

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