"We will continue to pursue accountability for undermining the integrity of college admissions."
U.S. Dept of Justice announces “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, will go to prison for their involvement in an unprecedented college admissions scandal.
- On Friday, two of the most famous defendants embroiled in the college admissions case (aka Varsity Blues), Loughlin and Giannulli, became the 23rd and 24th parents to plead guilty.
- Loughlin pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. She agreed to serve two months in prison and pay a $150,000 fine.
- Giannulli pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud. He agreed to serve five months in prison and pay a $250,000 fine.
- The case involves 53 defendants, including parents, coaches, admissions staff and testing officials, accused of a nationwide college conspiracy that allowed the wealthiest Americans to buy their children admissions to America’s top colleges and universities.
- IN RELATED NEWS: In a move sure to shock the multi-billion-dollar college admissions industry, the University of California system announced Thursday that it will no longer require SAT and ACT scores for college admissions.