Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli plead guilty to college admissions charges

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"Full House" star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli pleaded guilty Friday in connection with the college admissions scandal that has implicated more than 50 wealthy and high-powered parents who paid to help get their children into often elite schools, officials said.

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"Guilty," Loughlin told the judge as she sat next to her attorney on Friday, according to the New York Post.

The Department of Justice announced Thursday the couple had agreed to plead guilty to a number of the charges filed against them in connection to the sweeping scheme, dubbed “Varsity Blues.”

Loughlin pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, while Giannulli copped to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud, the District of Massachusetts announced.

Designer Mossimo Giannulli and actress Lori Loughlin on April 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Donato Sardella/Getty Images for LACMA)

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The Hollywood couple was accused of paying approximately $500,000 to create nonexistent positions for their daughters on the University of Southern California’s crew team, even though neither had ever taken part in the sport. They allegedly sent photos of their daughters on ergometers, or rowing machines, on different dates months apart, court papers show.

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Over the course of the legal battle, prosecutors released the photographs showing each of the daughters sitting on the ergometers on different dates months apart, in accordance with suggestions from scheme mastermind William “Rick” Singer.

Lori Loughlin and her two daughters in this undated photo. (Associated Press)

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The government also released one of the daughters' fake crew profiles, which outlines allegedly bogus accomplishments that she had purportedly achieved prior to her college acceptance.

They were the 23rd and 24th parents to plead guilty, officials said.

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The couple's sentencing ends a long-held fight against the government in an attempt to have their cases dismissed based on allegations of prosecutorial misconduct.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli to plead guilty in college admissions scandal

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"Full House" star Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli have agreed to plead guilty to charges in connection to allegations they paid $500,000 to have their daughters admitted into the University of Southern California as purported crew recruits, officials announced Thursday morning.

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Pending a judge's approval, Loughlin will serve two months in prison, 100 hours of community service and two years of supervised release, and will pay a $150,000 fine. Giannulli, a fashion designer, will serve five months behind bars, two years of supervised release, 250 hours of community service and will pay a $250,000 fine.

Loughlin will plead guilty to a single count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, while Giannulli will cop to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud, the District of Massachusetts announced.

Prosecutors have agreed to dismiss charges of money laundering and federal programs bribery that were added after the case was filed.

Part of prosecutors' case against them include photos of their daughters posing on a rowing machine, one of the daughters' crew resumes and Gianulli's rejection of the USC's legitimate offer to help the girls get in.

Photo sent by Mossimo Giannulli on July 28, 2017 (Court papers, District of Massachusetts)

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“Under the plea agreements filed today, these defendants will serve prison terms reflecting their respective roles in a conspiracy to corrupt the college admissions process and which are consistent with prior sentences in this case," said United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling. "We will continue to pursue accountability for undermining the integrity of college admissions."

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Their admission ends a long-held fight against the government in an attempt to have their cases dismissed based on allegations of prosecutorial misconduct.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli agreed to plead guilty on charges stemming from admission scandal – The Sun

LORI Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli have agreed to plead guilty in the college admissions scandal.

The former Full House actress, 55, will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, the US Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts announced on Thursday.

Giannulli, 56, will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud.

Prosecutors said that as part of Loughlin's plea deal, she's agreed to a sentence of two months in prison, a $150,000 fine, and two years of supervised release with 100 hours of community service.

Giannulli’s plea agreement includes five months in prison, a $250,000 fine, and two years of supervised release with 250 hours of community service.

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