Published May 21, 2020Last year, television actors Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were among the high-profile figures embroiled in a large college admissions scandal. Huffman since spent 11 days in prison, and now it's Louglin's turn. The former Fuller House star has agreed to plead guilty to charges and could face two months behind bars.
As Variety reports, Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy in the bribery scandal. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Loughlin is expected to spend two months in prison while Giannulli will spend five months.
The pair were accused of spending $500,000 USD to have their daughters accepted into the University of Southern California under the falsehood that they were athletic recruits.
The exact date of the plea is unknown, but Loughlin will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, while Giuannulli will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud.
In addition to the sentencing agreements, Loughlin will pay a $150,000 USD fine and have two years of supervised release with 100 hours of community service. Giannulli will face $250,000 fine and two years of supervised release with 250 hours of community service.
"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," United States attorney Andrew E. Lelling said.
A total of 46 people were charged in the case last year.