COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDAL

Prosecutors Seek October Trial for Loughlin, Giannulli

The couple is charged with paying $500,000 to get their daughters designated as crew recruits to USC, even though neither of them is a rower

Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli Appear In Boston Courthouse
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Federal prosecutors are seeking an October trial for "Full House" actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, on charges that they paid bribes to get their daughters into the University of Southern California. 

Prosecutors proposed to a judge in a court document filed Wednesday that the parents fighting the charges in the sweeping college admissions bribery case be split into two or three trials. Prosecutors said they want Loughlin and Giannulli to be tried in the first group of parents in October. 

Loughlin and Giannulli are charged with paying $500,000 to get their daughters designated as crew recruits to USC, even though neither of them is a rower. The money was funneled through a sham charity operated by college admissions consultant William "Rick" Singer, who has pleaded guilty to orchestrating the scheme, authorities say. 

Loughlin and Giannulli have pleaded not guilty and have not publicly commented on the allegations. 

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