Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli have officially pleaded guilty in the college admissions scandal. The 55-year-old former Full House star and her 56-year-old husband appeared via Zoom on Friday morning to enter their guilty pleas.
The meeting began just before 9 a.m. PT, with Loughlin and Giannulli appearing in separate Zoom windows alongside their respective lawyers.
After being sworn in, prosecutors outlined the plea agreements for the couple. In their plea deals, Loughlin agreed to serve two months in prison and two years of supervised release, pay a $150,000 fine, and complete 100 hours of community service, while Giannulli agreed to serve five months in prison and two years of supervised release, pay a $250,000 fine, and complete 250 hours of community service.
Loughlin, appearing serious and focused as the prosecutor spoke, confirmed the terms of her deal and added that no one forced her to plead guilty. Giannulli, who remained stoic throughout the call, likewise confirmed his deal and said that no one had forced him to plead guilty. As her husband did so, Loughlin looked sad and upset.
The prosecutor continued the call by reading the facts of the case were it to proceed to trial. Giannulli appeared red-faced but stoic as the facts were read, while Loughlin looked down and didn't make eye contact with the screen at one point.
The judge proceeded by asking the couple if they have anything to add or if they disagree with the facts read by the prosecutor. Both Loughlin and Giannulli replied, "No, your honor" to the questions. The judge continued, asking how Loughlin and Giannulli plead to count one, which was conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. Loughlin and Giannulli both replied, "Guilty."
Loughlin's lawyer requested to have the sentencing date on July 30, but the judge denied the request, citing how busy the probation office is due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The judge went on to announce that sentencing will take place on Aug. 21. Giannulli will be sentenced at 11:00 a.m. ET and Loughlin will follow 2:30 p.m. ET.