A charge of money laundering conspiracy has been added to the college admissions cheating case against actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and 14 other prominent parents allegedly involved in the scam, the AP reports.
Loughlin is a familiar face to TV audiences for her work on “Full House,” its Netflix sequel “Fuller House” and a series of Hallmark productions including “When Calls the Heart.” Hallmark severed ties with Loughlin on March 14 following her arrest in connection with the college scandal.
The new charges in the case come one day after “Desperate Housewives” actress Felicity Huffman agreed to plead guilty in the case along with 12 other parents and a coach. The AP report notes that the new charges increase the pressure on Loughlin and others to enter guilty pleas.
“Other parents indicted on the new charge Tuesday include Michelle Janavs, whose family developed the microwave snack line Hot Pockets before selling their company, and William McGlashan, who co-founded an investment fund with U2′s Bono in 2017,” the AP notes.