Lori Loughlin Thought Going To Trial Would Be 'Reckless' & 'Messy'
By Emily Lee
May 24, 2020
Over a year after being named in the college admissions scandal, Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli agreed to plead guilty for their involvement in the widespread scam. Though they originally planned to go to trial in an effort to prove their innocence and clear their names, Loughlin and Gianulli recently realized the case against them was simply too string to beat.
"Lori and Mossimo felt going to trial would just be reckless...It was going to get ugly," a source told Us Weekly. The couple also grew "tried of being in limbo" legally and were growing more concerned that their daughters' "lives were being affected" by the ongoing court battle.
"In the end, they had the choice of 50 years or a few months behind bars. You do the math," the source continued. Instead of facing 50 years in prison, Loughlin will now only serve two months of jail time for her involvement in the scam. Giannulli, however, will be sentenced to five months in prison.
In addition to their jail sentences, Loughlin will pay a $150,00 fine, serve 100 hours of community service, and serve two years of supervised release, while Giannulli pay a $250,000 fine, serve 250 hours of community service, and also serve two years of supervised release.
Though nothing has been confirmed just yet, it's also possible Loughlin and Giannulli were serve their sentences on house arrest due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.