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Loughlin, Giannulli reach plea deal in college admissions scandal

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Loughlin, Giannulli reach plea deal in college admissions scandal
Loughlin, Giannulli reach plea deal in college admissions scandal

Former Full House actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges in connection with the college admissions scandal, the Department of Justice announced Thursday morning.

DOUG MEEHAN HAS THE DETAILS.DOUG: AFTER MORE THAN 14-MONTHSOF CLAIMING THEIR INNOCENCE, THEHIGH-PROFILE HOLLYWOOD COUPLETHAT BECAME THE FACES OF THECOLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDAL HASNOW ADMITTED GUILT.THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICEANNOUNCING THIS MORNING THAT55-YEAR-OLD LORI LOGHLIN AND HERHUSBAND, 56-YEAR-OLD MOSSIMOGIANNULLI, HAVE AGREED TO PLEADGUILTY TO CONSPIRACY CHARGES INCONNECTION WITH SECURING THEFRAUDULENT ADMISSION OF THEIRTWO CHILDREN TO THE UNIVERSITYOF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ASATHLETIC RECRUITS.LOUGHLIN NOW EXPECTED TO PLEADGUILTY TO ONE COUNT OFCONSPIRACY TO COMMIT WIRE ANDMAIL FRAUD.GIANNULLI PLANS TO PLEAD GUILTYTO ONE COUNT OF CONSPIRACY TOCOMMIT WIRE AND MAIL FRAUD, ANDHONEST SERVICES WIRE AND MAILFRAUD.UNDER THE TERMS OF A PLEAAGREEMENT, THE FORMER "FULLHOUSE" STAR COULD SPEND AS MUCHAS TWO MONTHS IN PRISON, BFINED $$150,000, AND HAVE TWOYEARS OF SUPERVISED RELEASE WITH100 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE.HER HUSBAND FACING A STIFFPENALTY OF UP TO FIVE MONTHS INPRISON, A $250,000 FINE, TWOYEARS OF SUPERVISED RELEASE,WITH 250 HOURS OF COMMUNITYSERVICAS PART OF A WRITTEN STATEMENT,U.S. ATTORNEY ANDREW LELLINGSAID, "UNDER THE PLEA AGREEMENTSFILED TODAY, THESE DEFENDANTWILL SERVE PRISON TERMSREFLECTING THEIR RESPECTIVEROLES IN A CONSPIRACY TO CORRUPTTHE COLLEGE ADMISSIONS PROCESSAND WHICH ARE CONSISTENT WITHPRIOR SENTENCES IN THIS CASE."PRIOR TO THAT AGREEMENT, THECOUPLE, IF FOUND GUILTY, COULDHAVE BEEN LOOKING AT 20 YEARSPRISON.-- IN PRISON OAPIECE.LOGHLIN AND GIANNULLI ARE NOWTHE 23RD AND 24TH PARENTS TOPLEAD GUILTY IN THE COLLEGEADMISSIONS CASE.THE COUPLE IS EXPECTED TO ENTERTHEIR PLEAS BEFORE A U

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