Lori Loughlin And Husband Take Deal In Fake College Entry Scandal
After actress Lori Loughlin and her husband maintained their innocence for over a year they now have agreed to plead guilty to a college admission scandal.
According to federal prosecutors Loughlin and her husband paid William Singer, a California based consultant, $500,000 to ensure that their two daughters would be admitted to University of Southern California as rowing recruits.
Initially the couple stated that they were misled by Singer and that the $500,000 was a donation instead of a bribe. In early May the couple tried to have the charges dismissed by alleged misconduct from the prosecutor but the judge refused to dismiss the charges.
The couple has reached an agreement and will plead guilty. Under the agreement Loughlin will serve two months in a federal prison, pay a fine of $150,000 and serve 100 hours of community service. Her husband will serve five months, pay a fine of $250,000 and serve 250 hours of community service.
If the plea agreement is accepted the federal prosecutors will drop the bribery and money laundering charges.
“These defendants will serve prison terms reflecting their respective roles in a conspiracy to corrupt the college admissions process and which are consistent with prior sentences in this case. We will continue to pursue accountability for undermining the integrity of college admissions.”
– U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling,
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