Eleven parents in the college admissions scandal, including actress Lori Loughlin, were hit with a new grand jury indictment adding a conspiracy to commit bribery charge against them, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.
The parents, who were all arrested in March in the alleged nationwide bribery scheme, “conspired to commit federal program bribery by bribing employees of the University of Southern California (USC) to facilitate their children’s admission,” according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts.
In addition to Loughlin, the parents named in the indictment are Gamal Abdelaziz, Diane Blake, Todd Blake, Mossimo Giannulli, Elisabeth Kimmell, William McGlashan, Jr., Marci Palatella, John Wilson, Homayoun Zadeh and Robert Zangrillo.
Four parents were also charged with wire fraud in the scheme.
One other parent, John Wilson of Lynnfield, Massachusetts, was also charged with bribery connected to his children’s admission at Harvard and Stanford, the prosecutors said.
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