After initially pleading not guilty, Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli will plead guilty to cheating in order to get their daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose into college.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the District of Massachusetts announced:
ori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges in connection with securing the fraudulent admission of their two children to the University of Southern California as purported athletic recruits.
Loughlin, 55, and Giannulli, 56, both of Los Angeles, Calif., will plead guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton on a date to be specified by the Court. Loughlin will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, while Giannulli will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud.
Under the terms of Loughlin’s plea agreement, the parties have agreed to a sentence, subject to the Court’s approval, of two months in prison, a $150,000 fine and two years of supervised release with 100 hours of community service. Under the terms of Giannulli’s plea agreement, the parties have agreed to a sentence, subject to the Court’s approval, of five months in prison, a $250,000 fine and two years of supervised release with 250 hours of community service.
Last year, Felicity Huffman pled guilty to charges related to Operation Varsity Blues, the wide-ranging investigation that led to criminal charges for dozens of parents who tried to get their children into elite schools by cheating. She served 11 days in prison.
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