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Loughlin and husband to plead guilty in college bribery scandal

Loughlin and husband to plead guilty in college bribery scandal

Another Hollywood actress will be doing jail time. Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli,will plead guilty to charges in the college admissions bribery case and serve two months in prison according to documents files this morning in Boston.

The couple agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud in a plea agreement filed in Boston’s federal court. The charge carries up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

Prosecutors have agreed to dismiss charges of money laundering and federal programs bribery that were added after the case was filed.

Loughlin and Giannulli previously pleaded not guilty and firmly insisted on their innocence even as other parents reached deals with prosecutors. The couple are the 23rd and 24th parents to plead guilty in the case. Just a week ago they suffered a setback when a judge dismissed their claim that federal prosecutors had withheld evidence and engaged in entrapment.

Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters into the University of Southern California as crew team recruits, even though neither of them played the sport.

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