The couple are accused of paying $500,000 in bribes so their two daughters– Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose — could pose as University of Southern California crew recruits to ensure their admission into the college.
Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges relating to the nationwide college admissions scam, prosecutors said Thursday, according to CNN.
The couple are expected to plead guilty on Friday at 11:30 a.m. As part of the plea deal, Lori will be sentenced to two months in prison and her husband will be sentenced to five months in prison, CNN reported, citing authorities.
Lori also faces a $150,000 fine, two years of supervised release, and 100 hours of community service, while Mossimo faces a $250,000 fine, two years of supervised release, and 250 hours of community service.
The couple had pleaded not guilty to the charges as recently as two weeks ago and previously rejected a plea deal because it included jail time. Since then, however, Lori and Mossimo were slapped with additional charges that could have meant up to 50 years behind bars for the couple if they were found guilty at trial.
Lori and Mossimo are two of more than 50 people who were charged in the scandal that dominated the headlines in March 2019. Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman was also charged in the scandal and pleaded guilty to conspiracy last year, ultimately serving 11 days in prison.
A source close to Lori and Mossimo told CNN that the couple "are going through the legal process and want to put this behind them."
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