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Lori Loughlin, husband seek bail cut. And they might just get it

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli pleaded guilty in the college admissions scandal

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Lori Loughlin departs federal court Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in Boston, after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions baribery scandal.

Lori Loughlin departs federal court Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in Boston, after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal.

Steven Senne, Associated Press

Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are seeking a bail cut from $1 million to $100,000 — and they just might get it.

The couple — who are scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 21 on conspiracy charges for their efforts in the college admissions schedule — filed a motion Monday asking the federal court in Boston to reduce their bail from $1 million to $100,000, per USA Today.

The couple also asked the court to lift requirements that said the bail needs to be secured through money or property.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Rosen reportedly agrees with the request.

The motion said Loughlin and Giannulli will not flee, according to USA Today.

“It is not necessary under the Bail Reform Act, which requires imposition of ‘the least restrictive further condition or combination of conditions’ necessary to ‘reasonably assure the appearance of the person’ and provide for the safety of the community. There is no indication that defendants will flee rather than face sentencing.”

The couple hopes the judge will approve the release of the $1 million appearance bonds that they posted in March 2019 after they were arrested at the beginning of the college admissions scandal, according to USA Today.

Loughlinand Giannulliwere accused of paying $500,000 in bribes so their daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose Giannulli, would be crew recruits for the University of Southern California. The couple originally pleaded not guilty. Earlier this spring, they decided to pleaded guilty.

U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton will meet with the couple on Aug. 21.

Should he agree to the plea, 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.

The couple became the 23rd and 24th parents to plead guilty in the college admissions scandal. They were set to face trial in October before the guilty plea.