- Loughlin and Giannulli were charged with paying $500,000 in bribes so that their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose Giannulli, would be crew team recruits for the University of Southern California. The couple has pleaded guilty for more than year.
- The couple will plead guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton in the near future.
- Loughlin will be sentenced to two months in prison, a $150,000 fine and two years of supervised released with 100 hours of community service, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts.
- Giannulli will be sentenced to five months in prison, a $250,000 fine and two years supervised release with 250 hours of community service, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts.
Social media reacted to the news of the celebrity couple deciding to plead guilty. Here are some of the reactions.
This is going to sound like a conspiracy theory, but I think Lori Loughlin pleaded guilty right now so she and her husband can get an extremely lenient deal from the prosecutors and all parties can blame the Coronavirus.— Kimberly Nicole Foster (@KimberlyNFoster) May 21, 2020
Can we make them pay back all the court fees and money they forced the government to spend in prosecuting them?https://t.co/djkjOs6VKI— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) May 21, 2020
Lori Loughlin? More like................Lori Locked In— Orli Matlow (@HireMeImFunny) May 21, 2020
What nobody seems to grasp is that Lori is going to write a book about this and it's going to sell millions and they get the last laugh. https://t.co/xGZMqT5urC— Franklin Buchanan (@franklinnb) May 21, 2020
It would really go a long way with long time fans if Lori Loughlin issued a statement admitting she was wrong like Felicity Huffman did.— Heather Abbott (@HAbbott4) May 21, 2020