Last month, Loglin and Januli were charged with one count of bribery in a third arraignment. They have already faced two conspiracy charges related to a distribution scheme in which affluent parents paid to cheat, bribe and lie in college admissions for their children.
The new charge accuses Loglin and Januli of bribery employees of the University of Southern California to allow their daughters. US coaching staff and athletics say they identify daughters as hired athletes, making it easier to recognize them regardless of their athletic ability, prosecutors said.
The superseded indictment does not claim any new criminal conduct and is based on the same scheme that prosecutors claimed in March.
Loughlin and her husband pleaded guilty in April to charges of conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering. Prosecutors say they paid $ 500,000 for a fake charity to bring their daughters to USC, falsely identifying them as recruits. They face up to 45 years in prison on these charges.
The additional bribery charge carries up to five years in prison. The charge of bribery of federal programs is defined as bribery of anything valued at least $ 5,000 by an organization that receives more than $ 10,000 from the federal government, which includes USC and other universities involved in the scandal.
In a court case on Friday, Loughlin and Giannulli also opted out of their dispute this month, meaning they won't have to go to court.
Loughlin and Giannulli are among 11 parents facing additional bribery charges filed by federal prosecutors in Massachusetts. So far, six other parents in the case have also pleaded guilty.