Loughlin, Giannulli is today convicted in college scam

Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, will be convicted on Friday for their role in the widespread college admission scandal, which puts an end to their TV saga.

The celebrity couple will appear via video conference in federal court in Boston, where U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton will decide if a plea agreement accepts the duo struck with prosecutors in May.

Loughlin, best known for her role as Aunt Becky on the sitcom “Full House,” and Giannulli, a fashion designer, slammed her for accusing her of killing her daughters at the University of Southern California.

They have admitted that they paid $ 500,000 for scam mastermind William “Rick” Singer to get daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose who were accepted into the school as crew recruits – even though no girl was a rower.

Under her plea agreement, Loughlin, 55, would be sentenced to two months behind bars, while Giannulli, 56, would receive five months.

She also agrees to pay a fine of $ 150,000 and to perform 100 hours community service. Her husband would pay a $ 250,000 fine with 250 hours of community service.

Unlike most plea agreements – where the judge is free to decide on the sentence – the couple’s proposed prison terms are binding once the deal is accepted. If the judge does not accept the terms, the whole deal would be invalid.

Loughlin was ‘nervous’ on Thursday, ahead of her conviction, although also ready for the end of the oath, a source told Us Weekly.

She and her husband are “anxious” but “looking forward to closing this chapter of their lives,” the source said.

Neither Loughlin nor Giannulli have made public statements since their arrests last year as part of “Operation Varsity Blues.”

Unlike other presiding parents who were accused in the scheme, they also did not submit any letters expressing their regret or notes of support from family and friends to the court.

Fellow actress Felicity Huffman – who was sentenced to two weeks in prison for paying $ 15,000 to pay her daughter’s entrance exam score – released a statement saying she felt “deep regret and shame” after agreeing pleaded guilty, about a month after her arrest.

It took more than a year for Loughlin and Giannulli to vote to plead guilty – and their decision came after a judge rejected their lawyers’ offer to drop the case.

Their lawyers have fully acknowledged the innocence of their clients, saying the duo believed the money was a legitimate donation to Singer.

Giannulli’s order is due at 11 a.m., while his wife is scheduled to appear at 2:30 p.m.

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