American actress Lori Loughlin and her husband were on Friday jailed for their individual roles in college admissions scandal that rocked the nation last year.
Loughlin was sentenced to two months in prison, a fate she and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, initially tried to avoid after they were charged by federal authorities. We published the story last year.
Giannulli, a fashion designer was sentenced to 5 months in prison, including $250,000 fine and 250 hours of community service, according to the US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts.
Loughlin, a TV star who played Aunt Becky on the sitcom “Full House,” and Giannulli plead guilty to conspiracy charges, taking advantage of what Singer referred to as his “side door” into the university by creating fake profiles for the girls and passing them off as recruits on the crew team.
The sentencing brings an end to the saga for Loughlin and Giannulli, arguably the parents with the highest profiles who admitted to paying the scheme’s mastermind, William Rick Singer, $500,000 to get both their daughters into the University of Southern California.
“I deeply regret the harm that my actions have caused my daughters, my wife and others,” said Giannulli, who wore a suit and tie during his virtual sentencing hearing. “I take full responsibility for my conduct. I’m ready to accept the consequences and move forward with the lessons I’ve learned from this experience.”