Loughlin and Giannulli both filed waiver of appearance forms in their federal case, advising the court they do not want to appear for an arraignment on the second superseding indictment, and instead are pleading not guilty to “each of the charges” against them.
As we reported, the stars and other parents in the college admissions scandal, were hit with a second superseding indictment that charged them with conspiring to launder bribes and other payments.
They have already been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud, which they had not yet entered a plea for. Loughlin and Giannulli both appeared in Boston, but only as a formality and were free to leave after signing their terms of release papers.
It has been unclear which way Loughlin and Gianulli were going to go with their defense, but it now appears they are going to fight the charges head on. They are each facing 40 years in prison for the federal charges.