Loughlin, Giannulli plead guilty in college scam, but fate is hazy

Loughlin, Giannulli: College bribery charges must be tossed
Posted at 3:46 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 18:46:34-04

(AP) — “Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have pleaded guilty to paying half a million dollars to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California.

Loughlin has agreed to serve two months behind bars and Giannulli has agreed to serve five months under the deal that must be approved by the judge.

But the judge said Friday at their video hearing that he will decide whether to accept their plea deals after considering a presentencing report. Sentencing was set for Aug. 21.

Loughlin and Giannulli were accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters into the University of Southern California as fake crew team recruits.

Their decision comes about two weeks after the judge rejected their bid to dismiss the case over allegations of misconduct by federal authorities.

Meanwhile, prosecutors say a 54th person has been charged in the investigation and will plead guilty to paying $300,000 to get his son into Georgetown University as a tennis recruit.