Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman and several college coaches and officials were indicted in the nationwide college admissions scandal on March 12, 2019 — and the fallout and prison sentences are still making headlines.
According to court documents, the Full House alum and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, allegedly “agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC.”
Loughlin and Giannulli are the parents of daughters Bella and Olivia Jade. Following their initial fraud charges, the duo were was hit with additional money laundering and bribery charges. While they initially pleaded not guilty to all charges against them, the duo agreed to a plea deal in May 2020.
Loughlin and Giannulli faced the judge in August 2020 via Zoom amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Huffman, for her part, “made a purported charitable contribution of $15,000 … to participate in the college entrance exam cheating scheme on behalf of her eldest daughter,” per court docs.
The actress and husband William H. Macy are parents of daughters Sophia and Georgia.
The Desperate Housewives alum made arrangements to pursue the scheme a second time for her younger daughter before deciding not to do so, the paperwork explained.
After Huffman pleaded guilty to fraud charges, she was sentenced to 14 days in prison. She also apologized for her role in the scandal, admitting she paid to improve Sophia’s SAT scores.
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