Actress Lori Loglin and her husband Mosimo Gianuli have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges in connection with the college admission scandal, the Justice Ministry said on Thursday. Loglin and Janouli are the 23rd and 24th parents to plead guilty in the case.
, 55, agreed to two months in prison, a $ 150,000 fine and two years of controlled release with 100 hours of community service.
Giannulli, 56, agreed to five months in prison, a $ 250,000 fine and two years of controlled release with 250 hours of community service. Both sentences are subject to court approval.
They are scheduled to plead guilty on Friday at 1
“Loughlin will plead guilty to a number of conspiracies to commit wire and mail fraud, while Giannulli will plead guilty to a number of conspiracies to commit fraud with wire and mail services and fair fraud and fair service.” , said in a press release from the Ministry of Justice.
“These defendants will serve prison sentences, reflecting their respective roles in a conspiracy to corrupt the college admission process and which are in line with previous convictions in this case. We will continue to pursue responsibility for undermining the integrity of college admissions,” the US said. Prosecutor Andrew E. Lelling.
The couple is accused ofadmission to the University of Southern California, USC, disguising them as potential recruits. A for their daughter Olivia Jade, a YouTube star, shows that the couple pretended that Jade was a complete comb.
The fake document describes a detailed list of rowing awards, including gold medals and top 15 finishes at the head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, one of the most prestigious rowing events. All achievements could be easily verified, but the associated athletic director of the USC at the time, Donna Heinel, was accused of fraud.
Lawyers for Loglin and Janouli initially said the couple had done nothing wrong and that the half a million dollars they had paid were “legal donations.” Earlier this month, a motion to drop the charges altogether was rejected. The couple’s lawyers claim that federal agents trained, the alleged leader of the scheme to “disprove the truth”, but U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton ruled that the prosecutors’ actions did not constitute a violation.
According to court documents, government agents approached Singer six months after the investigation, and he agreed to wiretap and discuss the alleged bribe. On October 2, 2018, Singer wrote in his iPhone Notes app thatand instructed him to lie in order to extract incriminating information, court documents say. The government has since acknowledged that this is a mistake.
Loglin and Januli were part of a large group of parents who used Singer’s services as a college counselor. More than 50 parents and college staff have been charged with involvement in the fraud, which is believed to be the biggest college admission scandal in U.S. history.
At least 20 parents have already pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the scandal, including actress Felicity Huffman, who has,,