Today, the ‘Full House’ star, Lori Loughlin, received a sentence of two months in federal prison for her involvement in last year’s admissions scandal.
Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are guilty of using bribes, labeling them as donations to the University of Southern California. The $500,000 led to their daughters’ acceptance into University of Southern California, under the guise of a crew team recruitment.
In addition to her two months in prison, Loughlin faces 100 hours of community service and a fine of $150,000. According to CNN, prosecutors determined her husband had a more active role in the scheme. It was determined Loughlin was less involved, but”fully complicit.” This is apparent in their sentences; Loughlin got a lesser sentencing. Giannulli will spend five months in federal prison. The judged paired his time in prison with 200 community service hours and a fine of $250,000.
The couple originally plead not guilty, but in May of this year, they changed their plea to guilty. This helped them enter an agreement and avoid time in court.
Los Angeles lawyer Gregory Stone told Fox News he believes the couple should “thank their lucky stars” for the sentences. Stone explained the couple’s decision to plea guilty is saving them a potentially longer jail sentence. He said, “If there was a guilty verdict after a jury trial, it is not likely the court would’ve been so generous with the sentencing”
In her Zoom sentencing, Lori Loughlin tearfully admitted her regret. She claims she was trying to do what was best for daughters. “I thought I was acting out of love for my children,” her apology said, “but in reality, it only undermined my daughter’s abilities and accomplishments. My decision helped exacerbate existing inequalities in society.”