Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli agree to plead guilty to university admission scam


Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli have agreed to a plea agreement in connection with their involvement in the so-called “Varsity Blues” university admissions scandal.

Full House actress will be sentenced to two months in prison, a fine of $ 150,000 and two years on probation with 100 hours of community service, while her husband, a fashion designer, will be sentenced to five months in prison, a fine of $ 250,000 and two years supervised release with 250 hours of community service, according to the United States Attorney’s Office in the Massachusetts District.

On Friday, they will present their guilty pleas on conspiracy charges by videoconference, according to the office. The plea agreement stipulates that it takes at least 90 days after the judge imposes his sentence before being sent to prison.

“We will continue to seek accountability for violating the integrity of university admissions,” said US prosecutor Andrew E. Lelling in a press release.

A lawyer representing the couple declined to comment on ABC News about the deal.

With this, the couple become the 23rd and 24th suspects to plead guilty to the case, which was announced last year. Loughlin and Giannulli were charged with paying $ 500,000 to bring their daughters to the University of Southern California as rowers, even though they were not athletes.

The couple were to be tried in October for their charges.

They were among 50 suspects charged in the investigation dubbed the Varsity Blues, which found wealthy parents who cheated university applications and entrance exams to get their children into elite schools .

Desperate Housewives actress Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty to her role in the conspiracy and served almost two weeks in prison.

This is a developing story. Please check for updates.

ABC News’ Aaron Katersky contributed to this report.


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