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Lori Loughlin sentenced to 2 months in college admissions scandal

A federal judge accepted Loughlin’s plea deal in the college admissions scandal.

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Lori Loughlin arrives at the Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday Aug. 30, 2009, in Los Angeles.

Lori Loughlin arrives at the Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday Aug. 30, 2009, in Los Angeles.

Matt Sayles, Associated Press

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.

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