Lori Loughlin Sentenced to 2 Months in Prison

Jack Phillips
By Jack Phillips
August 21, 2020Entertainment
Lori Loughlin Sentenced to 2 Months in Prison
Actress Lori Loughlin (C) and daughters Isabella Giannulli (R) and Olivia Giannulli (L) attend the premiere of 'Fuller House' in Los Angeles, Calif., on Feb. 16, 2016. (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

Former “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, the fashion designer, were sentenced to two months and five months in prison, respectively, after pleading guilty to charges in connection to a college admissions scandal.

Giannulli pleaded guilty to count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and one count of honest services wire and mail fraud. He’ll also have to pay a $250,000 fine and complete 250 hours of community service.

Loughlin, meanwhile, was sentenced later on Friday and appeared in court via Zoom. She will receive two months in prison, 100 hours of community service, and a $150,000 fine.

Giannulli’s and his attorneys attended court in a Zoom call. Judge Nathaniel Gorton said in the call that he would accept Giannulli’s plea deal.

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli
Actress Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli exit the Boston Federal Court house after a pre-trial hearing with Magistrate Judge Kelley at the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse in Boston on Aug. 27, 2019. (Joseph Prezioso/AFP/Getty Images)

Gorton said the sentence and fine are “sufficient but not greater than necessary punishment under the circumstances.”

Gorton also accepted Loughlin’s plea deal with prosecutors.

“I take full responsibility for my conduct. I am ready to accept the consequences and move forward, with the lessons I’ve learned from this experience,” Giannulli said in a short statement in which he showed little emotion.

The two were both charged in 2019 and were accused of paying $500,000 to Rick Singer to falsely say that their daughters Olivia Jade Giannulli, 20, and Isabella Rose Giannulli, 21, were recruits to the University of Southern California crew team. The two girls never partook in the sport, according to a criminal complaint.

AP contributed to this report.

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