Lori Loughlin is not following the lead of the majority of the other parents swept up in the college admission scandal. Loughlin, 54, and her Guess designer husband Mossimo Giannulli, 56, pleaded not guilty to new criminal charges unveiled October 22nd.
This decision comes as many legal experts caution against gambling on a sympathetic jury; the pair have been accused of spending $500K to bribe their daughters Olivia Jade and Bella into University of Southern California.
Seven months ago, they were accused of conspiracy to commit money laundering, conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. After being repeatedly warned that they would face additional charges if they didn't plead guilty, feds charged them and 11 others with bribery in October when they wouldn't play ball.
Most parents pleaded guilty in exchange for lesser sentences. Felicity Huffman has already served her time behind bars. Prosecutors will reportedly seek a "substantially higher" sentence for Loughlin and Giannulli if they are convicted. The pair face 40+ years behind bars.