According to the US Attorney’s Office in the District of Massachusetts, the “Full House” Actress, Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli agreed to plead guilty for involvement in the fraud of the college admission scandal. The press release revealed punishment given to the couple that Lori will be sentenced to serve two months in prison and pay $150,000 as fine and serve 100 hours of community service. Her husband Mossimo Giannulli, will be sentenced to serve five months in prison and pay a penalty of $250,000 with 250 hours of community service.
As per the statement of the Attorney’s office, via video conference, the couple enters their guilty pleas on Friday. With this, the couple became the 23rd and 24th suspects of this case who plead guilty. In case you don’t know, Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli paid $500,000 for admitting their daughter into the University of Southern California as scullers, even though the daughters Olivia Jade Giannulli and Isabella Rose Giannulli, were not sportswomen.
For the past few months, both of them were trying to maintain innocence and said that they were double-crossed by William Rick Singer, who planned the entire scheme and bribed college officials. William Rick Singer was arrested in march 2019, for taking bribes and fraudulently raising the scores of the Entrance Exam. He was sentenced to 3 years of supervised release by the judge.
The couple was insisting for more than a year that Singer made them believe that he is taking money for legitimate university purposes and not as bribes. According to the affidavit, he told the couple that their daughters’ qualifications are below the level of the University of Southern California’s admission. There were among 50 other suspects, accused of paying an amount of more than $25 million to Singer.
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