Lori Loughlin And Husband Mossimo Giannulli Agree To Plead Guilty In College Admissions Scandal Case – Actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges in connection with the college admissions scandal.
Lori Loughlin And Husband Mossimo Giannulli Agree To Plead Guilty In College Admissions Scandal Case:
Actress Lori Loughlin, who maintained her innocence for 14 months, will plead guilty to fraud in college admissions case, according to an announcement from the Department of Justice Thursday morning.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Massachusetts made the surprise announcement on Thursday in a press release, they said the Fuller House star and her clothing designer, Mossimo Giannulli, will both plead guilty in U.S. District Court on a date to be specified by the court, to conspiracy charges in connection with securing the fraudulent admission of their two children to the University of Southern California as purported athletic recruits.
Under the terms of the agreement, which is still pending a judge’s approval, Lori Loughlin will serve 2 months in prison and pay a $150,000 fine and be on supervised release for two years with 100 hours of community service and her husband Mossimo Giannulli will serve 5 months and pay a $250,000 fine and be on supervised release for two years with 250 hours of community service.
Loughlin, 55, will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and Giannulli, 56, will admit to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud.
Lori Loughlin And Mossimo Giannulli To Serve Prison Time In College Admissions Scandal:
Lori Loughlin And Husband Mossimo Giannulli will plead guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel Gorton on Friday and be sentenced at a later date.
Loughlin, 56, and Giannulli, 56, were arrested in March 2019 and charged with conspiring with William “Rick” Singer, a Newport Beach consultant at the heart of the admissions scandal, as they helped create fake athletic profiles for their social media influencers daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Giannulli, by sending Rick Singer, photos of their teens posing on rowing machines.
Lori Loughlin And Husband Mossimo Giannulli were accused of paying $500,000, which was funneled through a sham charity operated by Singer, who has pleaded guilty to orchestrating the scheme.
Loughlin, who played Aunt Becky on the sitcom “Full House,” and Giannulli, were scheduled to go on trial in October on charges that they paid $500,000 in bribes to facilitate the University of Southern California crew recruit scam so their daughters, neither of whom were rowers, could gain admission to the school under false pretenses.
“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,” said United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling. “We will continue to pursue accountability for undermining the integrity of college admissions.”