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after Lori Loughlin and her husband are facing new conspiracy and money laundering charges stemming from a federal investigation into an alleged college bribery racket U. S. prosecutors on Tuesday unveiled new indictments against sixteen parents charged with fondling payments to secure their children spots at elite universities the fresh charges come a day after fourteen defendants including desperate housewives star Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty to taking part in the scam masterminded by California college admissions consultant William Rick singer letters after Scott Malone is in Boston all of the charges the the initial charges and the fresh charges carry %HESITATION potential jail sentences of as much as twenty years in federal prison that's that's the high end of the sentencing range for the for the fourteen people charged today with additional crimes it increases their at their legal risk but they're also opting to continue to maintain their incense and and to fight and perhaps to to to be acquitted Loughlin and husband Mossimo Gina Neely are accused of paying five hundred thousand dollars in bribes to get their daughters admitted to U. S. C. as members of the crew team though neither daughter rode competitively , skaters have not yet charged any of the students and said that in some cases the parents involved it took steps to try to hide the scheme from their kids singer last month pleaded guilty to facilitating the cheating scam and bribing coaches to present the parents children as fake athletic recruits