Lori Loughlin to Plead Guilty in College Admissions Scandal

Former TV actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, will plead guilty in the college admissions scandal for their part in paying their two daughters admission into the University of Southern California, according to Politico.

Loughlin, 55, and her husband, 56, paid half a million dollars to a sham nonprofit as part of a scheme in which their daughters were portrayed as fake rowing recruits in order to gain admission to the university.

“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 E. Lelling said. 

Loughlin agreed to two months in prison, a $150,000 fine, and two years of supervised release with 100 hours of community service. Giannulli has agreed to five months in prison, a $250,000 fine, and two years of supervised release with 250 hours of community service.

Loughlin is also expected to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. Giannulli will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud.

The couple is part of a huge admissions scandal, organized by William “Rick” Singer that involved bribing college administrators. Loughlin and Giannulli are scheduled to appear in court remotely on Friday.