Lori Loughlin among parents facing more college admissions scandal charges – Business Insider

Actress Lori Loughlin, front, and husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, rear, depart federal court in Boston on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal.AP Photo/Charles Krupa

  • The US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts said on Tuesday that 11 parents charged in the college admissions scandal “conspired to commit federal program bribery” to get their children into the University of Southern California. 
  • The parents facing the charge are Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli, Gamal Abdelaziz, Diane Blake, Todd Blake, Elisabeth Kimmell, William McGlashan, Jr., Marci Palatella, John Wilson, Homayoun Zadeh, and Robert Zangrillo.
  • Additionally, John Wilson, of Lynnfield Massachusetts has been charged with two counts of substantive federal programs bribery in connection to the scheme.

Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannuli are among 11 parents facing additional charges in the college admissions scandal.

The US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts said in a press release issued on Tuesday that 11 parents “conspired to commit federal program bribery by bribing employees of the University of Southern California (USC) to facilitate 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 statement said.

Read more: Here’s the full list of people charged in the college admissions cheating scandal, and who has pleaded guilty so far

The parents facing the charge are Loughlin, Giannulli, Gamal Abdelaziz, Diane Blake, Todd Blake, Elisabeth Kimmell, William McGlashan, Jr., Marci Palatella, John Wilson, Homayoun Zadeh, and Robert Zangrillo.

Wilson, of Lynnfield Massachusetts, has also been charged with two counts of substantive federal programs bribery in connection to the scheme.

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