Lori Loughlin, who became famous for her role as Becky in the sitcom “Full House”, and her husband Mossimo Giannulli will plead guilty to college admissions scam charges. The couple paid $500,000 in bribes to have their two daughters admitted into the University of Southern California as fake rowing-team recruits, BBC reports.
Loughlin and Giannulli agreed to a plea deal of prison time, a fine and community service. Lori will serve a two-month prison sentence and Mossimo a five-month sentence. Both will also pay a $ 150,000 fine. Although they kept pleading not guilty, they eventually admitted everything to avoid a higher prison sentence, which could be up to 20 years.
The couple was arrested in March 2019, along with 50 other parents, including actress Felicity Huffman, who was serving a 14-day prison sentence.
“I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions”, Desperate Housewives said.
“I am ashamed of the pain I have caused my daughter, my family, my friends, my colleagues, and the educational community. I want to apologize to them and, especially, I want to apologize to the students who work hard every day to get into college, and to their parents who make tremendous sacrifices to support their children and do so honestly.” said the actress, who immediately admitted her guilt”, she continued.