Lori Loughlin has been sentenced to two months in prison for mail and wire fraud in the college admissions scandal, closing a chapter in what’s been an ongoing real life legal drama for the “Full House” star for more than a year.
- Loughlin pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. U.S. Judge Nathaniel Gorton accepted her plea deal. He said Loughlin and her husband “systematically” paid bribes in the scandal.
- Prosecutors sought for Loughlin to receive 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.
Prosecutor Justin O’Connell said Loughlin “focused on getting what she wanted no matter how, and no matter what the cost.”
- O’Connell said Loughlin’s crimes weren’t the worst of all parents in the college admissions scandal, “but there should be no mistake that Loughlin’s crime isn’t serious.”
- “The sentence is necessary to provide deterrence,”
Her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, was sentenced earlier Friday to five months in prison after a federal judge accepted his plea deal.
- The sentencing happened over Zoom.
- Loughlin and Giannulli were 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.
- But the couple switched their plea. On Friday, they entered their plea before U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton. The couple was set to stand trial in October.
This story will be updated.