Loughlin and her designer husband Mossimo Giannulli allegedly spent $500,000 in a scheme to get their daughters into USC by pretending they were on the rowing team. They both plead not guilty in connection with the bribery ring dubbed the "Varsity Blues" scandal.
When the news of the scandal broke in March, USC confirmed Isabella Rose, 21, and Olivia Jade, 20, were enrolled. "USC is conducting a case-by-case review for current students and graduates that may be connected to the scheme alleged by the government and will make informed decisions as those reviews are completed," read a statement released at the time.
Over 30 parents were initially charged with conspiracy fraud, including actress Felicity Huffman who began her 14-day jail stint last Tuesday after pleading guilty.
The news comes as federal prosecutors tacked on an additional federal programs bribery charge early Tuesday to the parents who plead not guilty, according to the indictment released by the United States Department of Justice. Four of the parents had changed their plea to guilty on Monday.
The new charges allege the remaining 11 parents bribed "employees of the University of Southern California to facilitate their children's admission." In exchange for the bribe, university employees "allegedly designated the defendants' children as athletic recruits – with little or no regard for their athletic abilities – or as members of other favored admissions categories."
The new charges carry "a sentence of up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss, whichever is greater." They've already been hit with various other charges that could see them behind bars for up to 40 years.
Loughlin and Giannulli await trial in 2020, yet are expected to change their plea to guilty in exchange for a plea deal, according to TMZ.