Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli Face Sentencing in College Admissions Scandal
Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are about to learn their fate in their college admissions case, and there are some interesting twists and turns.
The hearing will take place on Friday afternoon – it will be a virtual appearance with Lori and Mossimo via Zoom from their home in Los Angeles. As we reported, they struck a plea deal in May with federal prosecutors.
The two have pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit electronic and mail fraud – and Lori has agreed to serve 2 months in prison, while Mossimo will serve 5 months. He also pleaded guilty to an additional charge of wire transfer and mail fraud.
Based on their agreement, house arrest is not an option … they will have to go to jail.
The judge now has the power to accept the plea agreement, propose different sentences or reject it entirely. Usually, the judge accepts the deal, but if he doesn’t or wants a harsher sentence … Lori and Mossimo can either agree or withdraw the plea and start from square one.
Assuming the judge accepts the deal, the Federal Prison Council will decide where Lori and Mossimo will serve their sentences. Since both are first offenders, convicted of non-violent crimes, it is likely that they will go to a minimum security facility – much like the one in Northern California where Felicity huffman done 11 days nice weather.
You will remember … Lori and Mossimo were just 2 of 53 people indicted in the college admissions scandal. They were accused of pay $ 500,000 in bribes to get their daughters Olivia jade and Bella in USC, and fake a photo to make the girls look like college-caliber rowers.
One more thing … given the COVID pandemic, once Lori and Mossimo start serving their sentences … if the virus spreads inside the prison, they could seek humanitarian release and serve the stay at home. This has already been done in a number of cases so it is a real possibility for them.
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