We’ve been following the case of actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, for quite awhile now.

Originally, the famous couple insisted that they were innocent in the college admission scandal organized by Rick Singer. Although the couple paid half a million dollars, they claimed they thought it was a donation and not part of a scam to guarantee their daughters admission to the University of Southern California (USC).

After over a year of claiming that they were completely innocent, Loughlin and Giannulli changed their tune. Now, they are claimed that they were in fact involved in the plot, and federal prosecutors are urging the judge to accept their plea deal.

The the judge agrees to the plea, Loughlin and Giannulli would face jail time, paying a fine and community service. For more details about exactly how much jail time these parents are facing, watch the video below.


You may be wondering why the jail time, community service hours and fine are different for Loughlin and Giannulli. According to prosecutors, Giannulli was “the more active participant in the scheme” and Loughlin was “fully complicit” although she “took a less active role.”

Prosecutors also told the judge that Giannulli “engaged more frequently with Singer, directed the bribe payments to USC and Singer, and personally confronted his daughter’s high school counselor to prevent the scheme from being discovered, brazenly lying about his daughter’s athletic abilities.”

If the judge accepts the plea deal, he will not be able to change the amount of jail time Loughlin and Giannulli would serve since it is already written into the plea.

Do you think the judge should accept the plea deal? Does it surprise you that Loughlin and Giannulli might serve jail time?