Lori Loughlin and Husband Plead Not Guilty in College Admissions Cheating Scandal

Lori Loughlin and daughters

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Loughlin was followed by autograph seekers while awaiting the court hearing at the J. Joseph Moakley Courthouse in the Seaport and smiled and waved to some fans as she walked into the building via metal barricades set up by court security personnel.

Actor Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli and other prominent parents pleaded not guilty to charges that they took part in the sweeping college admissions bribery scam in the United States, according to court documents filed Monday.

But even with the potential 40-year sentence looming, Lori is reportedly still having a little trouble wrapping her head around the fact that she did anything wrong.

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In a statement released, producers confirmed they would no longer be working with Lori in light of the college admissions scandal.

Prosecutors added a money laundering conspiracy charge against Loughlin, Giannulli and more than a dozen other parents who are still fighting the case, increasing the pressure on them to plead guilty. The rumored highest amount of time they could spend in jail is 20 years.

Huffman paid $15,000 to admissions consultant William "Rick" Singer and his nonprofit organization, Key Worldwide Foundation ("KWF"), which prosecutors said was actually a front for accepting bribes. Huffman was accused of paying $15,000 to have someone take her daughter's Saturday. Prosecutors say she and Giannulli paid $500,000 to a fake charity to get their two daughters accepted into the University of Southern California, falsely designating them as crew recruits.

Loughlin's representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment by EW.

Singer has already pleaded guilty in a Boston federal court to charges of racketeering conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to defraud the United States and obstruction of justice. "Now they're in worse shape than before".

Reps for Loughlin and Giannulli have not returned PEOPLE's calls for comment.

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