Lori Loughlin sentenced to two months in prison for college admissions scam

Lori Loughlin sentenced to two months in prison for college admissions scam

According to reports, actress Lori Loughlin has been sentenced to two months in prison for her role in the infamous college admissions bribery scandal dubbed, "Varsity Blues".

The two-month prison sentence for Loughlin and five-month term for Giannulli bring to a close the legal saga for the highest-profile parents ensnared in the college admissions bribery scheme - a scandal that rocked the USA educational system and laid bare the lengths some wealthy parents will go to get their kids into elite universities. Loughlin will pay a US$150,000 fine and perform 100 hours of community service.

"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 went along with a plan to give my daughters an unfair advantage".

"While I wish I could go back and do things differently, I can only take responsibility and move forward". In an email obtained by prosecutors, Rick emailed Mossimo and said "It would probably help to get a picture with her on an ERG in workout clothes like a real athlete too".

"You shot me and you got your publicist and your people going to these blogs lying", she said on Instagram Live. "I'm ready to face the consequences and make amends".

Their about-face came shortly after the judge rejected their bid to dismiss the case over allegations of misconduct by federal agents.

Accordingly, Loughlin got a lighter punishment than her husband did.

Loughlin, in her first public remarks about the case since her March 2019 arrest, said she had acted out of love for her daughters.

"A fairytale life. Yet you stand before me a convicted felon". "For the inexplicable desire to grasp even more, to have whatever prestige and instant gratification that comes from being able to show off the admission of your daughters to a preferred university". Trach said Loughlin has sought to fix her relationship with her daughters, Olivia and Isabella, and has begun volunteering at an elementary school in LA with children with special needs. Olivia's application also included a detailed resume that said she was "highly skilled" as a rower and had earned multiple gold medals. Trach also said that she had been hounded by paparazzi, and her children had been subjected to bullying.

"All of that pales in comparison to the pain she feels her daughters have endured".

Both originally pleaded not guilty before eventually deciding to take a plea deal.

"Of all the parents charged in this broad investigation, not a single one had less active participation in this scheme", he said.

Actress Felicity Huffman of Desperate Housewives fame was released last October from prison, after serving 11 days of a two-week sentence at a low-security California facility for her role in the scam.

Related Articles