Lori Loughlin's Husband Mossimo Giannulli Receives 5-Month Sentence Amid College Admissions Scandal

Tierney McAfee
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From House Beautiful

  • Full House star Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have agreed to plead guilty for their roles in the infamous college admission scandal that made headlines in March 2019.

  • 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.

  • On Friday, August 21, Mossimo received his 5-month prison sentence, as well as a $250,000 fine and community service requirement.

Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty for their roles in the college admissions scandal on Friday, May 22. 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.

Mossimo pleaded guilty to one count of honest services wire and mail fraud, as well as one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. He was officially sentenced to the previously-mentioned five months in federal prison, $250,000 fine, and 250 hours of community service on Friday, August 21.

Lori also faces a $150,000 fine, two years of supervised release, and 100 hours of community service.

The couple had pleaded not guilty to the charges in early May 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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