Prosecutors Are Pushing Prison Time for Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli

Sentencing is set for this Friday.

Just days before they're set to be sentenced for their involvement in the college admissions scandal, Variety reports that Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli are facing a very real possibility of jail time. Prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s Office are urging the judge in the case to adhere to the proposed plea agreement that was submitted back in May. That would see Loughlin facing two months of prison time and Giannulli getting five.

"The crime Giannulli and Loughlin committed was serious," a sentencing memo reads. "Over the course of two years, they engaged twice in Singer's fraudulent scheme. They involved both their daughters in the fraud, directing them to pose in staged photographs for use in fake athletic profiles and instructing one daughter how to conceal the scheme from her high school counselor."

Lori Loughlin
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Prosecutors insisted that Giannulli should receive a harsher sentence than his wife, noting that he was more "active" in the scheme and was "brazenly lying" to school counselors about his daughter’s athletic abilities in an attempt to cover up the scheme.

"Loughlin took a less active role, but was nonetheless fully complicit, eagerly enlisting Singer a second time for her younger daughter, and coaching her daughter not to 'say too much' to her high school's legitimate college counselor, lest he catch on to their fraud," the prosecutors noted.

Both Loughlin and Giannulli pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. They admitted that they hired consultant William "Rick" Singer and paid him $500,000 to get daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose admitted to the University of Southern California as rowers.

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