Lori Loughlin pleads guilty
Lori Loughlin and husband, 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.
federal prosecutors will ask a judge in Boston descent. It's full house actress Lori Laughlin to two months in prison. Her husband, fashion designer Massimo, generally faces five months after the pair reached a plea deal with the government. Prosecutors say the couple paid half a $1,000,000 to get their two daughters admitted to the University of Southern California by designating them is recruits for the crew team, even though neither was a rower. They fought the charges for months, but recently a federal judge denied their request to dismiss the case. Lachlan Ingenuity signed the plea deal Wednesday. I think it became pretty clear, particularly when efforts to dismiss the charges weren't working with the judge and weren't working in the courts. That the only course of action unless they wanted to go to trial and then deal with perhaps stiffer penalties was to take a guilty plea. Laughlin is not the only Hollywood star caught up in the scandal. Actress Felicity Huffman served nearly two weeks in prison after pleading guilty last May. It's unclear whether either will resume their careers once their debts to society. You're paid in the short term. It's not good in the long term, though I think the American psyche has very short memory. Lachlan generally will enter their guilty pleas by video conference Friday. The big question in this case is whether or not Lori Laughlin, even if she is sentenced to jail, will actually ever go to jail in. The reason for that, of course, is because of the coronavirus pandemic. So far, two dozen parents have pled guilty in the college admissions case. Chris Pallone, NBC News.