Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli to plead guilty in college admissions case

By Zach Harper

Former Full House star Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have reached a deal to plead guilty to charges connected with the U.S. college admissions scandal case, court papers filed May 21 indicate.

As part of the deal, the couple will spend time in prison, according to numerous reports. Lori will serve two months in jail, while Mossimo will spend five months in prison. Lori will pay a US$150,000 fine, while Mossimo will pay US$250,000.

She will also be under two years of supervised release with community service, while he will have two years of supervised release and must serve 250 hours of community service.

Their plea will be made May 22 through video conference. The deal still requires a judge's approval.

"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," U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said in a statement.

Lori and Mossimo were accused of paying US$500,000 to have their daughters admitted to the University of Southern California as recruits for the school's crew team. Neither of their children participated in that sport.

Felicity Huffman and her husband William H. Macy leave court in Boston after Felicity was sentenced to 14 days in prison in connection with the U.S. college admissions scandal in September 2019. Photo: © JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images

Last year, 50 people were arrested in connection with the case, including Lori and Mossimo and Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman. She pleaded guilty to charges connected with the case and served almost two weeks in prison.

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