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Parents to plead guilty in college scam


Lori Loughlin (center) holds hands with her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, as they leave court in Boston in August 2019. Associated Press/Photo by Philip Marcelo (file)

Parents to plead guilty in college scam

Full House actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli will serve prison time as part of a plea deal in their bribery case. Prosecutors accuse the couple of paying $500,000 to get their daughters admitted to the University of Southern California as fake crew recruits. Fifty people, most of them wealthy parents, faced charges in the scheme to pay students’ way into elite U.S. universities.

How long will they be behind bars? Loughlin has agreed to serve two months in prison, and Giannulli will get five months under the deal, which a judge must approve. They are scheduled to change their pleas from not guilty to guilty on Friday via video conference.

Dig deeper: Read Kiley Crossland’s report in Schooled about the debate over how to keep scams like this one from happening again.


Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital's managing editor. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kansas.

@lmlangdon

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OldMike

Don't shed too many tears for these privileged folk having to spend time in prison.  Doubt they'll be in the same dangerous and horrible lockups us ordinary people would be thrown in. 

NEWS2ME

Are these people conservatives? 

Did Dems find out that they have NOT been supporting them?

There are plenty more rich people out there who did the same and worse. Where are they? Is someone shredding evidence? Deleting emails? Taking early retirement?