Actress Lori Loughlin facing additional charges in college admission scandal

Actress Lori Loughlin facing additional charges in college admission scandal

FILE PHOTO: Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and nine other parents face new charges in the college admissions scandal.

BOSTON — Actress Lori Loughlin, known for her role as Aunt Becky on "Full House," her husband Mossimo Giannulli, and nearly a dozen other parents are facing additional charges for their alleged role in the college admissions scandal.

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A grand jury in the District of Massachusetts filed the additional charges Tuesday.

The charges allege that the defendants conspired to commit federal program bribery by bribing employees of the University of Southern California to get their kids into the school, NBC News reported. In exchange for the bribes, university employees allegedly marked down the defendants' children as athletic recruits "with little or no regard for their athletic abilities," according to the Massachusetts District Attorney's Office.

Loughlin and her husband are charged with agreeing to pay a half-million dollars to increase the chances of their daughters getting into USC.

Additional charges were also filed against seven university athletic officials.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.