Lori Loughlin to Plead Guilty in College Admissions Scandal

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Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges tied to their involvement in the infamous college admissions scandal.

Loughlin will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, according to the official court document. Subject to the court’s approval, the Full House alum has agreed to two months in prison and a $150,000 fine, and two years of supervised release with 100 hours of community service.

(*Update* Loughlin officially pleaded guilty Friday, May 22, appearing before U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton via video conference, as reported by Deadline. The judge will now review the plea agreement before deciding to accept or reject it. The couple’s sentencing will take place on Aug. 21, according to Judge Gorton, despite their lawyers’ request to move the date up to July 30.)

Her husband, fashion designer Giannulli, will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud. He has agreed to five months in prison, a $250,000 fine, and two years of supervised release with 250 hours of community service.

Loughlin and Desperate Housewives vet Felicity Huffman were among a number of parents accused of paying bribes to get their kids into elite colleges, which involved faking test scores and extracurricular activities. Both actresses were charged in March 2019 in connection with the investigation, dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues” by the FBI. Huffman pled guilty the following month and ultimately served 11 days in prison (of a two-week sentence), but Loughlin had entered a not-guilty plea and maintained her innocence — until now.  She was ultimately fired from her role on Hallmark’s When Calls the Heart after news of the scandal broke, and was not invited back to reprise her role as Aunt Becky in Fuller House‘s fifth and final season.