Actress Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli reportedly will plead guilty in connection with the U.S. college admission scandal. The couple had for months planned to fight charges in connection with paying $500,000 to get their daughters into the University of Southern California. As part of the reported agreement with the Justice Department, the couple will reportedly plead guilty Friday to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud.
H/T: Just The News
From a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts:
Loughlin, 55, and Giannulli, 56, both of Los Angeles, Calif., will plead guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton on a date to be specified by the Court. 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.
Under the terms of Loughlin’s plea agreement, the parties have agreed to a sentence, subject to the Court’s approval, of two months in prison, a $150,000 fine and two years of supervised release with 100 hours of community service. Under the terms of Giannulli’s plea agreement, the parties have agreed to a sentence, subject to the Court’s approval, of five months in prison, a $250,000 fine and two years of supervised release with 250 hours of community service.
Loughlin and Giannulli are the 23rd and 24th parents to plead guilty in the college admissions case.
“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. We will continue to pursue accountability for undermining the integrity of college admissions,” said United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling.
Lori Loughlin throws in the paddle and gives up the fight, she and her husband plead “guilty”. Aunt Becky to go to prison for two months, pay fines, and face two years of supervised release. pic.twitter.com/iIEThTAUpR— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) May 21, 2020
Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli agree to plead guilty in college admissions case.— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 21, 2020
Loughlin is expected to spend two months in prison and Giannulli is expected to spend five months in prison, according to prosecutors. https://t.co/uf3xm5eFgZ
BREAKING: Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband will plead guilty to charges relating to college admissions scandal, US Attorney’s Office says. https://t.co/ttbDjKQ6nw— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 21, 2020
BREAKING: Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges in connection with the fraudulent admission of their two children during last year's college admission scandal. pic.twitter.com/jtwrq9wOK5— 3rd Hour of TODAY (@3rdHourTODAY) May 21, 2020