One of the good things to happen during this hellish-pandemic has been Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli getting gussied up for a Zoom call with a judge to finally plead guilty to their scheming. After months of denying they did something wrong by paying Rick Singer $500,000 to get their daughters into USC, they finally took a plea deal. They both pleaded guilty in exchange for a gentle slap on the wrist. And now Lori has been rewarded for her bravery with a People Magazine cover, which I’m sure she’ll change up in Photoshop to read: INSPIRATION OF THE YEAR!
Lori and Mossimo both pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud but Mossimo got hit with honest services wire and mail fraud as well. Lori agreed to serve two months of prison time, pay $150,000, and complete 100 hours of community service. Mossimo agreed to serve five months in prison, pay a $250,000 fine, and do 250 hours of community service. Both will serve probation for 2 years. A judge is deciding to approve or reject the deal. Their sentencing hearing is scheduled for August.
So all in all, getting their daughters into USC will cost $850,000 not including legal fees. But millions of dollars of wasted money aside, these two are ready to put this shit behind them. And to prove it, Lori is on the cover of People.
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Lori Loughin and Mossimo Giannulli are still waiting for a judge to approve their plea deal in the college admissions scandal, but the Full House star and her husband are ready to put their legal nightmare behind them. “Lori and Mossimo deeply regret what they did,” says a Loughlin source in the latest issue of PEOPLE. “This experience has taken a huge emotional and physical toll on both of them.” Pick up the issue on stands Friday, and tap the bio link for more on why she finally confessed.
Lori and Mossimo didn’t talk to People directly but a source did the talking for them:
“Lori and Mossimo deeply regret what they did. This experience has taken a huge emotional and physical toll on both of them.”
A legal source also explained why Mossimo got the harsher sentence and charge:
“Mossimo took the more active role of the two, and the money technically came from him. He dealt with Rick Singer more frequently and was the one who originally connected with him. Lori was a bit more passive, but she was aware of everything that Mossimo was doing… There’s light at the end of the tunnel. They want to serve their sentences, pay their dues and put this behind them.”
Looks like Lori’s friends were right. If she had just turned on Mossimo months ago when they told her to, she could have had four or five People covers by now and have appeared on Ellen! Hopefully, their time in prison is better on their marriage than it was on Teresa Giudice‘s. But I mean, if a lawsuit, coronavirus quarantine and prison doesn’t break these two up, what will?! After prison, they should try to get another Hallmark gig. They can pitch a romantic comedy about a husband/wife criminal duo in the 1920s who swindle the people of an Alberta mining village: When Scams The Heart.