Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli Will Plead Guilty to Charges in the College Admissions Scandal
Court documents say the couple has "agreed to a sentence."
The Los Angeles Times reports that according to a plea agreement filed in federal court, the couple plan to plead guilty to fraud, after allegedly paying a $500,000 bribe to help fake athletic credentials to get their daughters into college at the University of Southern California.
Court documents also reveal that they have agreed to a sentence. "Under the terms of Loughlin’s plea agreement, the parties have agreed to a sentence, subject to the Court’s approval, of two months in prison, a $150,000 fine and two years of supervised release with 100 hours of community service. Under the terms of Giannulli’s plea agreement, the parties have agreed to a sentence, subject to the Court’s approval, of five months in prison, a $250,000 fine and two years of supervised release with 250 hours of community service," it reads. The terms are pending approval.
Last April, the couple pleaded not guilty to all charges against them, including conspiracy to commit money laundering as well as charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud. Last November, Loughlin and Giannulli also pleaded not guilty to additional federal bribery charges.
Earlier this year, the couple requested to have their case dismissed, claiming that investigators fabricated evidence to indict the couple. However, U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton rejected the request, pushing the case to move along as planned.