Lori Loughlin not expected in court for college admissions scam hearing

The widespread college admissions cheating scam is set for a hearing in Boston court Monday morning — but Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli likely won’t be in attendance.

The “Full House” star and her fashion designer hubby were among dozens of parents charged with paying bribes to smuggle their children into universities across the country.

Loughlin and Giannulli, as well as several other parents, are not required to appear Monday, according to court documents. Even their attorneys are permitted to phone into the “initial status conference,” the filing said.

In April, Loughlin and Giannulli pleaded not guilty charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

They are accused of paying college prep adviser William “Rick” Singer $500,000 to bribe their two daughters’ way into the University of Southern California as bogus crew recruits. They face up to 40 years behind bars.

So far, 13 have pleaded guilty to the scam — including former “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman

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