Prosecutors said Monday that 13 of the 33 parents charged in the case, including actress Felicity Huffman, would plead guilty. In all but one case, those parents will plead guilty to a single count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest service mail fraud.
On Tuesday, the prosecutors indicted most of the other parents on the fraud charge but also on an added charge of money laundering conspiracy.
Loughlin and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, are accused of conspiring with a college consultant, William Singer, to pay $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters admitted to the University of Southern California as recruits to the women’s crew team, even though neither of the girls actually participated in the sport. Loughlin, best known for her role as Aunt Becky on the television show “Full House,” has already suffered some professional consequences of the charges. The Hallmark Channel said that it would stop development of shows that feature her.
Her daughters, both current students at USC, have also faced repercussions, as USC has placed an academic hold on students tied to the scandal, preventing them from registering for classes.
Most of the parents in the case, including Loughlin and Giannulli, were originally charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Prosecutors had a limited period of time in which to formally indict them or the complaint would be dismissed.
This article originally appeared in The New York Times.