The hearing took place by teleconference before US District Judge Nathaniel Gorton in Massachusetts over the coronavirus pandemic.
“Yes, your honor,” Laglin told the judge when asked if she understood.
Laughlin wore a dark green blouse with a high neckline and sat in front of a wooden armor. Januli let go of his gray beard and dark suit. They appeared with their lawyers in separate rooms. Their answers to the court’s questions about the understanding of their requests were short. They listened intently and showed no emotion as the prosecution outlined their crimes.
Gorton asked Loglin and Januli if they disagreed with the government’s statement of facts. They both replied, “No, your honor.”
Laughlin pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud with wire and mail services, and Januli pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud with wire and mail and honest fraud and mail services.
The conviction is set for August 21.
Giannulli’s lawyer, William Trachch, asked for an earlier conviction date, noting that at one point the defendants wanted “finality in the process.”
After the couple officially entered their guilt, Laughlin closed her eyes briefly and seemed to take a deep breath.
Luglin, 55, and Januli, 56, were accused of paying $ 500,000 to send their two daughters to the University of Southern California as fake recruits.
Under the agreement, Loglin will be sentenced to two months in prison and Januli will be sentenced to five months in prison.
In addition, Loughlin faces a $ 150,000 fine, two years of controlled publication and 100 hours of community service. Giannulli faces a $ 250,000 fine, two years of controlled publication and 250 hours of community service.
The actress, who is best known for her role as Aunt Becky in the sitcom “Full House”, and her husband has previously been accused of three conspiracies. Additional units were rejected.
As part of the scheme, Janouli emailed photos of Singer to his daughters posing on indoor rowing machines, which were then used to create athletic profiles, the criminal complaint said.
“The good news is that my daughter … is in (U) SC … it’s bad that I had to work in the system,” Januli wrote in an email to his accountant.
The daughters are no longer enrolling in the USC, the school said last year.
If Loglin and Janouli had gone to court and been convicted, they could face up to 20 years in prison on conspiracy charges.
CNN’s Eric Levenson contributed to this story.