Actress Lori Loughlin, recognized for her work on the television series “Full House” and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, admitted to paying $ 500,000 and lying so that their daughter could be accepted at the University of Southern California.
Loughlin and Giannulli declared guilty of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The couple had been relentless in their choice to plead not guilty for more than a year, however, a source close to the couple revealed that this week, they decided to “leave everything behind” and accept their guilt.
The actress and her husband lied in the requests for admission of their two daughters; Also paying $ 500,000 and alleging that both girls practiced rowing.
This was all part of a gigantic conspiracy scheme carried out by Rick Singer, the scam mastermind. Giannulli sent Singer pictures of her daughters posing with rowing gear so he could create the false athletic profiles, and her daughters would be accepted into college.
Although their youngest daughter had been provisionally accepted into the college, neither of the two girls currently studies at that university.
Loughlin and her husband decided to plead guilty before participating in a federal trial, had they been found guilty by the judge they would have faced a 20-year prison sentence.
Additionally, the actress must pay a $ 150,000 fine, two years probation, and 100 hours of community service. Gianulli’s bail is $ 250,000, two years probation, and 250 hours of community service.