Lori Loughlin to plead not guilty to college admissions scheme charges

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 16: Actress Lori Loughlin attends the premiere of Netflix's "Fuller House" at Pacific Theatres at The Grove on February 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 16: Actress Lori Loughlin attends the premiere of Netflix's "Fuller House" at Pacific Theatres at The Grove on February 16, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) /
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Fuller House star Lori Loughlin will plead not guilty to the charges from her alleged role in a college admissions scheme.

Lori Loughlin, former star of Full House and guest star on Netflix’s Fuller House, will plead not guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering, according to a report from ABC News.

Originally, the couple was charged with mail fraud and then federal prosecutors also charged the couple with the money laundering charge last week. They were supposed to be appearing in court for the money laundering charge, but, according to the report, they are trying to waive their right with the not guilty plea.

Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were charged for their role in a college admissions scheme, along with almost 50 others. The couple allegedly paid $500,000 to a fake non-profit organization to get their daughters into USC, according to reports.

Loughlin and Giannulli are facing up to 20 years in prison, and it’s becoming more likely they will see prison time if they are convicted, according to a report from Deadline.

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We don’t know a lot of the inner workings of the case and there’s still a lot that will happen with the case. The legal system takes a long time, and we’re just in the beginning stages of this case.

At this point, I think it’s safe to say Loughlin will not be back for the final season of Fuller House. It’s been reported that it’s unlikely she’d return for season 5, but it seems like this criminal case is going to take a long time to wrap up. Netflix does not want to get caught up in this scandal, and they’ve already distanced the streaming service from a movie starring Felicity Huffman, who pleaded guilty to the mail charges, according to the report.

Fuller House season 5 is likely coming to Netflix in December 2019. The season has not started production yet, so there’s a chance Netflix could move it back to 2020. We’ll keep you posted on the status of the final season of the Netflix original series as we find out more information.

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