We finally have a verdict. This one went on for a while.
It's official, Lori Loughlin and her husband will serve time behind bars for their involvement in the largest college admissions scandal in American history. Lori will serve two months behind bars, while her fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli husband will serve 5.
Both agreed to plead guilty.
Under terms of the plea deal, the Full House actress will serve a two-month prison sentence and 24 months of supervised release. Giannulli, meanwhile, will spend five months behind bars.
Loughlin and Giannulli were among 50 individuals charged by the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office for fraud- and bribery-related offenses on March 12th, 2019. The indictment accused the celebrity couple of paying $500,000 in bribes so that their daughters would be classified as recruits for USC’s crew team, fast-tracking their admittance into the school. (Neither daughter ever rowed crew.)
The couple turned down a previous deal and pleaded not guilty, arguing that they had been misled by admissions consultant Rick Singer, the ringleader of the scandal. Nevertheless, Louglin was fired from Netflix’s Full House sequel series and lost her deal with the Hallmark Channel.