Lori Loughlin and Husband to Serve Prison Sentences for Involvement in College Admissions Scandal


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Debbie Phillips, Entertainment Editor

In November actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli will begin to serve their prison sentences for their involvement in the college admissions scandal.  Loughlin and Giannulli paid $500,000 to guarantee their daughter was admitted to the University of Southern California. Part of the fraud scheme to get their daughter into the prestigious university included cheating on ACT exams as well as making her pretend to be an athletic recruit. Loughlin and Giannulli pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud.

Loughlin requested to serve her time at a correctional facility in Victorville, California as it was close to her Los Angeles home. In addition to the two-month sentence that will begin in November, Loughlin was also fined $150,000, a mandatory 100 hours of community service and must spend two years on parole after her release.

While in prison Loughlin will be located in the minimum-security section of the prison where she will have access to different amenities such as spin class, Pilates, yoga, wellness programs, music classes and crafting classes that include ceramics, painting, crocheting. Supposedly she will also be permitted to have 300 minutes of phone usage per month. Although she will not be permitted any visitations due to the pandemic.

Likewise, during this time Loughlin’s husband clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli will serve a five-month sentence in an all-male correctional facility in Santa Barbra. In addition to his sentence he will also be fined $250,000 and have to complete 250 hours of community service. Upon his release from prison he will also be supervised for two year similar to his wife. During his sentence he will also not be allowed to have any visitors.

Loughlin admitted her guilt claiming, “I went along with a plan to give my daughters an unfair advantage in the college admissions process, and in doing so, I ignored my intuition and allowed myself to be swayed from my moral compass.”

Along with Loughlin and Giannulli, actress Felicity Huffman who was also found guilty in a college cheating scandal only had to serve a two-week sentence.