"Full House" actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli were sentenced on Friday to respective prison terms of two months and five months for participating in a vast U.S. college admissions scam. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
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Former “Full House” star Lori Loughlin was sentenced to two months in prison Friday for her role in the vast college cheating scandal.
Appearing via Zoom before a U.S. district judge in Boston, fifty-six-year-old Loughlin choked up as she apologized for the “awful decision” she made to try to help her daughters gain an "unfair advantage" in the college admissions process.
She added, "I am truly and profoundly and deeply sorry."
Her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, was sentenced earlier in the day to five months in prison.
The two pleaded guilty in May to participating in a fraud scheme aimed at securing spots for their daughters at the University of Southern California as fake athletic recruits.
Their sentences were consistent with the terms of their plea deals.
The judge also ordered the couple to pay a combined total of $350,000 in fines and for Loughlin and her husband to complete 100 and 250 hours of community service, respectively.
The two are among 55 people charged in a scheme masterminded by consultant William "Rick" Singer, who has admitted to facilitating cheating on college entrance exams and using bribery to secure the admission of children to schools under the guise of being sought-after athletes.
Among those charged was fellow actress Felicity Huffman, who served 11 days in jail last fall after admitting she paid Singer to cheat on her daughter’s SAT exam.
Loughlin and her husband are due to report to prison on Nov. 19.