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Actress Lori Loughlin Faces New Charges in College Admin Scandal

She and others conspired to commit bribery, it's now alleged, by pushing employees of the University of Southern California to act on the kids' applications

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Former “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin is facing additional charges for her role in a massive college admissions scandal.

The Justice Department announced on Tuesday that a grand jury in Massachusetts filed additional charges against 11 of the 15 parents charged in the college admissions case, including Loughlin.

The new charges allege that the actress conspired to bribe employees of the University of Southern California to push through her kids’ college admissions applications.

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Four parents who initially fought the charges have agreed to plead guilty over the past few days.

Loughlin was not one of them.

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“The 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 facilitate their children’s admission,” according to NBC.

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, as the outlet also noted.

Loughlin is best known for her work in the popular sitcom “Full House.”

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She was one of dozens of individuals charged back in March of this year in conjunction 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 bolster their two daughters’ chances of gaining admission to USC,” as NBC also noted.

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