The judge granted their requests, meaning they will not have to show up at Boston's federal court to be arraigned. Several other parents who were indicted alongside Loughlin and Giannulli have also filed court documents entering not guilty pleas.
Along with her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, the "Full House" actress was indicted on fraud and money laundering charges today with 14 other parents involved in the scandal, which now increases the amount of prison time they would get as a recommended minimum sentence.
They were among 50 people charged last month in the scandal that has embroiled elite school across the country, including Stanford, Georgetown and Yale. Loughlin and Giannulli have been accused of paying $500,000 to have their daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose designated as recruits for the USC crew team, despite the fact that neither had ever played the sport.
Loughlin and Giannulli waived their right to appear for their arraignment in Boston federal court and plead not guilty to the two charges against them, their lawyers said in court documents. Prosecutors secured an indictment on April 9 that included an additional charge of conspiring to commit money laundering.
Singer has pleaded guilty and is cooperating with investigators.
Additionally, Huffman, and her husband, actor William H. Macy, have been accused of making a "charitable contribution" of $15,000 to participate in a cheating scheme on behalf of their eldest daughter, paying for her to be given twice the amount of time to take the SATs compared to other students.
Prosecutors say they will seek a prison sentence that's on the low end of between four and 10 months for Huffman.
"I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions", Huffman said in a statement. Meanwhile, fellow celeb/college scammer Felicity Huffman chose to take the plea deal on Monday, and is facing way less severe sentencing.
"I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues and the educational community", Huffman said.
On March 12, the U.S. Attorney's Office in MA announced that it had charged 50 people, including Loughlin and fellow actress Felicity Huffman, in the cheating scandal. "My desire to help my daughter is no excuse to break the law or engage in dishonesty".