Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli pleads guilty to charges related to college admissions scandal

Former Full House star, Lori Loughlin, and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in connection with securing the fraudulent admission of their two children to the University of Southern California posing as athletic recruits.

The couple will plead guilty before the U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton on a later date when determined by the Court.

Loughlin, 55, will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. According to her plea agreement, the parties agreed to a sentence of two months in prison, $150,000 fine, and two years of supervised release with 100 hours of community service.

Giannulli, 56, will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud. His plea agreement states that both 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.


“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.


Loughlin and Giannulli are the 23rd and 24th parents to plead guilty in the college admissions case.

The charge of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and honest services mail and wire fraud provides for a sentence of up 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss, whichever is greater. Sentences are determined by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.


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