Lori Loughlin to be sentenced Friday because of the college admissions scandal; Mossimo Giannulli sentenced
Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli will face a judge Friday to learn their fate in the college scandal.
- The judge already sentenced her husband, Mossimo Giannulli. He will serve five months in prison after a federal judge accepted his plea deal.
- Loughlin awaits her sentencing. Lori Loughlin is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Gorton at 2:30 p.m. ET.
- Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 in bribes so that their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose Giannulli, could be crew recruits for the University of Southern California. The couple originally pleaded not guilty before switching their plea earlier this year.
- The couple will plead guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton. The couple was set to stand trial in October.
- Loughlin will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud.
- Giannulli pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts.
- 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.
Will the judge accept Loughlin’s plea?
- Federal prosecutors said earlier this week that they hope the judge accepts the terms. Loughlin and Giannulli charges reflect their “repeated and deliberate conduct” and their “decision to allow their children to become complicit in crime,” the prosecutors said, according to The Associated Press.
- Giannulli was “the more active participant in the scheme. Loughlin “took a less active role, but was nonetheless fully complicit,” the prosecutors said.