The actress and her fashion designer husband were sentenced on Friday for their participation in the college admissions scandal, where the rich and famous bought their children’s way into the country’s most prestigious universities.
Giannulli, the 57-year-old fashion designer of namesake Mossimo Brand, took a plea deal that guaranteed he would serve five months in prison, an additional two years of supervised release, and complete 250 hours of community service.
— Calum MacDonell (@calum_macdonell) August 21, 2020
Slap on the wrist
Full House’s Lori Loughlin, 56, pled guilty to a relatively light sentence of a two-month stint in jail, two years of supervised release, and 100 hours of community service.
The couple had previously pleaded not guilty to bribery, fraud, and money laundering along with 11 other parents, but agreed to a plea deal earlier this year.
— Prescott Hoover (@prescottmax) August 21, 2020
Loughlin and Giannulli were accused of paying $500k to college scammer Rick Singer to get their two children recruited onto USC’s crew team despite never participating on their high school team.
BREAKING: Actress Lori Loughlin has been sentenced by a Boston court to 2 months in jail. Loughlin will also pay a $150,000 fine and serve 150 hours of community service #celebnews #LoriLoughlin pic.twitter.com/zECsyl9zLF
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Loughlin tearfully apologized to the judge. “I made an awful decision. I went along with a plan to give my daughters an unfair advantage in the college admissions process and in doing so I ignored my intuition and allowed myself to be swayed from my moral compass.”
— Sean Marier (@839photo) August 21, 2020
“I do deeply regret,” the fashion designer told the court. “The harm that my actions have caused my daughters, my wife, and others. I take full responsibility for my conduct, I’m ready to accept consequences.”
Loughlin and Giannulli are required to pay the court fines of $150,000 and $250,000 respectfully, within sixty days.
— Eric LoRusso (@lorusso77) August 21, 2020
The couple will report to an undetermined prison facility on November 19th.