Lori Loughlin to Plead Guilty in College Admissions Scandal

Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli are set to plead guilty to charges accusing them of paying a total of $500,000 to get their two daughters, Olivia Jade and Bella Giannulli, into the University of Southern California as crew recruits.

Per the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the “Full House” actress will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, while the fashion designer will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud.

Lori agreed to serve two months in prison, pay a $150,000 fine, and serve two years of supervised release with 100 hours of community service. Mossimo agreed to serve five months in prison, pay a $250,000 fine, and serve two years of supervised release with 250 hours of community service.

Both of these separate plea agreements need approval by a judge.

“Under the plea agreements filed today, these defendants will serve prison terms reflecting their respective roles in a conspiracy to corrupt the college admissions process and which are consistent with prior sentences in this case. We will continue to pursue accountability for undermining the integrity of college admissions,” United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling said.

Lori and Mossimo were previously charged last March with one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Months later in October, prosecutors then added counts of money laundering conspiracy and conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery.

Earlier this month, the couple lost their bid to throw out the charges.

Loughlin and Giannulli are the 23rd and 24th parents to plead guilty in the college admissions case.

Last October, fellow actress Felicity Huffman was released from prison — serving 11 days of her two-week sentence — after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud for bribing a test proctor $15,000 to redo daughter Sophia’s SAT test.

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