Nancy Grace recently opened up about Lori Loughlin and her husband’s sentences in the college admissions scandal in an interview on Fox News.

  • Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were sentenced on Friday in the scandal. Loughlin will serve two months in prison, while Giannulli will spend five months behind bars, as I wrote about for

Grace — the host of “Crime Stories with Nancy Grace” on Fox Nation — said the punishment doesn’t fit the crime with Loughlin and her husband, Giannulli.

Lori Loughlin to be sentenced Friday because of the college admissions scandal; Mossimo Giannulli sentenced
Lori Loughlin sentenced to 2 months in college admissions scandal

Here’s what Grace had to say:

No. 1, the punishment does not fit the crime. ... What they did is not a violent crime, it’s not like anyone was murdered, it’s not like a dope deal went wrong. But what they did, the Giannulis ,is that they attacked an institution, the education institution.

“So, when Mossimo Giannuli and his wife Lori Loughlin agreed to enter this scheme, it wasn’t just as she said a bad decision. It was a crime. The attack on the institution you could compare it to, for instance, the shooting of a president or a politician or a cop. Their life is no more valuable than any other life, but it’s an institution that’s being attacked.” 

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Grace said Loughlin’s family “lead a charmed life” and the case “Was an intricate deal and they brought their girls in on it, made them complicit.”

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Loughlin will now serve 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.

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