Almost a year after she was arrested for her part in a college admissions scam, actress Lori Loughlin has been sentenced to two months in prison.
Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were both sentenced yesterday, after both changed their pleas to guilty. Giannulli received five months in prison, two years of supervised release, and 250 hours of community service. Loughlin, meanwhile, will serve two months in prison, pay a $150,000 fine, and serve 100 hours of community service with two years of supervised release.
Loughlin, Giannulli, and several others including Felicity Huffman, were alleged to have paid bribes of up to $500,000 to the University of Southern California as recruits for the college's rowing team. All told, some 53 people were alleged to have taken part in the scheme. Felicity Huffman received a two-week jail sentence, ultimately serving 11 days, for her part in the scandal. Huffman, however, was charged and plead guilty almost a month after she was arrested.
Loughlin and Giannulli, however, did not.
33 parents of college applicants have been accused of paying over $25 million between 2011 and 2018 to William Rick Singer, organizer of the scheme, who used part of the money to fraudulently inflate entrance exam test scores and pay off college officials.
If convicted, Singer faces up to 65 years in prison and an additional $1.25 million fine.