Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli Will Plead Guilty in College Admissions Scandal
Coronavirus can’t take up your WHOLE news feed. Let’s not forgotten what was going on around this time last year: the college admissions scam, where Full House actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli were caught paying $500,000 to get their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose, into the University of Southern California.
Although the girls had never been on a rowing team, they were admitted to the school on a rowing scholarship. Loughlin and Giannulli did a great job of making their daughters’ skills really believable, even staging their daughters using the rowing machine in photos.
More and more details continue to pour out around the scandal, and Loughlin and Giannulli continue to plead innocent—until now. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Massachusetts announced that the two are set to plead guilty for the first time.
Loughlin will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, while Giannulli will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest-services wire and mail fraud.
Once they plead guilty, the punishment will be a two-month prison sentence with a two-year supervised release for Loughlin, plus pay a $150,000 fine and 100 hours of community service once out. As for Giannulli, he’ll serve five months in prison, also with a two-year supervised release, pay a $250,000 fine, and have to commit to 250 hours of community service.
Their court date is still TBA, but they will be summoned under U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel Gorton.
To hear more about their decision to plead guilty in the college admissions scam, check out the video below.
What do you think of these two suddenly deciding to plead guilty in this case? Do you think this will work for them or against them?