"Full House" star Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are among 16 parents who face an additional charge in the college admissions bribery scandal, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.

The U.S. attorney's office in Boston said the 16 parents were charged with conspiring to commit fraud and money laundering.


The parents are accused of conspiring with Rick Singer, who allegedly orchestrated the admissions scandal, to launder bribes to help their children gain acceptance into elite universities as athletic recruits. 

The new indictment alleges that the 16 parents also conspired to launder money through Singer's purported charity, as well as a for-profit company run by Singer. 

Loughlin and Giannulli have been accused of paying $500,000 to ensure their daughters were accepted to the University of Southern California as members of the school's crew team.

They are among 40 people who have been charged in connection with the college admissions scandal, which authorities have called “largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted" by the Department of Justice.

Several other celebrities and CEOs have also been charged in the scandal and are accused of paying money to ensure their children were accepted into elite universities including Yale University, Stanford University and UCLA.