Lori Loughlin to Plead Guilty in College Admissions Scandal, Will Serve 2 Months in Prison in Plea Deal

David Caplan
May 21, 2020 - 8:42 am

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Actress Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli will serve time in prison and pay hefty fines after agreeing to plead guilty to conspiracy charges in connection with paying $500,000 to get their daughters into the University of Southern California as crew recruits even though neither girl was a rower, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston announced Thursday morning.

According to a Dept. of Justice press release, Loughlin, 55, and Giannulli, 56, will plead guilty on a date to be specified by the Court:

- The actress will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud

- Her husband fashion designer will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud.

Under a plea agreement, Loughlin will serve two months in prison, pay a $150,000 fine and have two years of supervised release with 100 hours of community service.

Giannulli’s plea agreement has him serving five months in prison, paying a $250,000 fine and having two years of supervised release with 250 hours of community service.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling said, "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."

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