BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Former 'Full House' actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, are headed to prison in connection with the Varsity Blues college admissions scandal.
A federal judge in Boston accepted the couple's plea agreement Friday, after they were charged with paying $500,000 in bribes to ensure their two daughters would be admitted to the University of Southern California as fake crew team recruits.
Appearing virtually in front of a judge Friday afternoon, 57-year-old Giannulli was sentenced to five months of prison, two years of supervised release, a $250,000 fine, and 250 hours of community service.
Hours later, the judge sentence 56-year-old Loughlin to two months of prison, two years of supervised release, 100 hours of community service, and a $150,000 fine.
According to the judge, Giannulli did not do what he did out of desperation. "You did not steal a loaf of bread to feed your family," he told the fashion designer.
The judge also said he did not understand why someone like Loughlin, who had a "fairytale life," would become a convicted felon.
"You have participated in the corruption of the system of higher education in this country," he told the actress. "I hope you will spend the rest of your charmed life making amends for the system you have harmed."
WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal reports:
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