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Lori Loughlin was imprisoned for two months, Mossimo Giuannulli for five months


Lori Loughlin will spend two months in jail and her husband Mossimo Giannulli will spend five months in jail for being involved in the college bribery scandal.

The full house actress appeared before Judge Nathaniel Gorton on Zoom Friday afternoon, hours after her husband's hearing.

She wore a white shirt and nodded attentively as she listened to the judge. Then she burst into tears as she told the virtual courtroom how sorry she was and that she would work the rest of her life to save herself.

Both she and her husband have 90 days to surrender to prison and must report to the US prison office before 2 p.m. on November 19. The two hope to postpone their sentences so that a parent can be available for their children, according to US Weekly.

They rejected their role in the program for months, but changed their causes of action and accepted pleading agreements early in the summer.

He asked to go to Lompoc, near Santa Barbara, and she asked to go to Victorville. The Bureau of Prisons will decide.

Lori turned to the virtual courtroom and cried, “Thank you for letting me express how sorry I am. I made a terrible decision.

“I joined the scheme to give my daughters an unfair advantage … and in the process I ignored intuition and let myself be distracted by my moral compass.

& # 39; It has only undermined and diminished my daughters' skills and achievements. I now understand that my decision has contributed to exacerbating existing inequalities in general … that realization weighs heavily on me.

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An artist sketch by Lori Loughlin during her Friday afternoon Zoom hearing that she was incarcerated for two months

An artist sketch by Mossimo Giannulli during his zoom hearing on Friday morning

An artist sketch by Mossimo Giannulli during his zoom hearing on Friday morning

Lori Loughlin has been incarcerated for two months and her husband for five months. You have 90 days to surrender to prison

Lori Loughlin has been incarcerated for two months and her husband for five months. You have 90 days to surrender to prison

“I wish I could go back and do things differently, but I can only take responsibility and move forward. I have great faith in God and believe in salvation and will do everything in my power to save myself, "she said.

Going on to use the experience as a “catalyst” forever, she said, “Your honor, I am really deeply sorry.

"I am ready to face the consequences and make amends."

Before delivering her emotional speech, Loughlin shook her head, rolled her eyes, and looked at her lawyer in disbelief as she listened to prosecutors rattling why their crimes were so bad.

Judge Gorton, while accepting that her apology was sincere, told her that he was "stunned" by her actions.

“Here you are an admired, successful, professional actor with a long marriage … a fairy tale life. Nevertheless you stand before me as a convicted criminal. And what for?

“I believe that you are repentant and that your testimony will be made sincere, and that is very important.

“This is the first part of the salvation you seek – to recognize the damage you have done.

“You are the eighth person I had to convict in this college bribery scandal.

“Every time I'm more amazed than before.

“Here you are an admired, successful, professional actor with a long marriage, two seemingly healthy, resilient children, more money than you could possibly need, a lovely home in sunny Southern California.

& # 39; A fairy tale life. Nevertheless you stand before me as a convicted criminal. And what for? For the inexplicable desire to grab more, ”he snorted.

At the beginning of the hearing, her lawyer read out loud glowing letters from her friends about what a good person she was.

She nodded and listened as they spoke.

“These anecdotes will give you a picture of who Lori is when the camera isn't rolling.

"Part of Lori's character, her entire life, continues to be supporting her family and friends and working for the common good after this humiliating experience," said her lawyer.

Her attorney also complained about the media attention she has received since her indictment.

Lori with the couple's daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella. She is sentenced this afternoon

Lori with the couple's daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella. She is sentenced this afternoon

Mossimo asked the judge if he could serve his five-month sentence in Lompoc, a facility near Santa Barbara

Mossimo asked the judge if he could serve his five-month sentence in Lompoc, a facility near Santa Barbara

Lori has asked to serve her sentence in Victorville, which is near the couple's home

Lori has asked to serve her sentence in Victorville, which is near the couple's home

Of all the accused parents, none were less actively involved in the program than Lori. I'm not saying this to apologize for her behavior – she didn't stop it.

The mastermind of the scheme, Rick Singer. He has yet to be sentenced, but he has worked with the authorities

The mastermind of the scheme, Rick Singer. He has yet to be sentenced, but he has worked with the authorities

& # 39; This context is important and provides information on why the government approved the objection agreement.

& # 39; Lori's decision had a devastating impact on her life. After she was charged, the case was quick and serious.

“She lost the acting career she built over 40 years.

& # 39; Her personal life has also been troubled by relentless media attention.

& # 39; Because of her fame, Lori was the undisputed face of the national scandal. Paparazzi have followed her wherever she goes.

& # 39; No other defendant has landed in the crosshairs of this scandal to get close to the level it is.

"All of that pales in comparison to the pain her daughters endured."

The attorney said they had to set security for their daughters to keep them safe.

They also said it was unfair for the couple to retire from college.

Olivia Jade poses on a rowing machine pretending to be a crew star for her fake athlete application

Olivia Jade poses on a rowing machine pretending to be a crew star for her fake athlete application

Isabella is pictured in another

The couple's other daughter, Isabella, submitted a similar fake photo

VARSITY BLUES SETS

Lori Loughlin

Two months in prison; Two years supervised release, 100 hours of community service, US $ 150,000 fine

Mossimo Giannulli

Five months in prison; Two years supervised release, 100 hours of community service, US $ 150,000 fine

Felicity Huffman got 14 days

Felicity Huffman got 14 days

Felicity Huffman

14 days in prison, 1 year custody release, 250 hours of community service, US $ 30,000 fine

Douglas Hodge

Nine months in prison, two years custody release, US $ 750,000 fine, 500 hours of community service

Douglas Hodge received the longest sentence: nine months

Douglas Hodge received the longest sentence: nine months

Gregory Abbott

1 month in prison, 1 year custody release, 250 hours of community service, fined $ 45,000

Marcia Abbott

1 month in prison, 1 year custody release, 250 hours of community service, fined $ 45,000

Jane Buckingham

3 weeks in prison, 1 year custody release, US $ 40,000 fine

Gordon Caplan

1 month in prison, 1 year custody release, 250 hours of community service, $ 50,000 fine

Michelle Janav was sentenced to five months

Michelle Janav was sentenced to five months

Robert Flaxman

1 month in prison, 1 year custody release, 250 hours of community service, $ 50,000 fine

Agustin Huneus Jr.

5 months in prison, 2 years custody release, 500 hours of community service, $ 100,000 fine

Marjorie Klapper

Three weeks in prison, one year custody release, 250 hours of community service, and fined $ 9,500

Peter Jan Sartorio

One year probation, 250 hours of community service, US $ 9,500 fine

Stephen Sempervivo

Four months in prison, two years custody release, 500 hours of community service, $ 100,000 fine

Devin Sloane

4 months in prison, 2 years custody release, 500 hours of community service, US $ 95,000 fine

Toby Macfarlane

6 months in prison, 1 year custodial release, 200 hours of community service, $ 150,000 fine

Jeffrey Bizzack

2 months in prison, 3 years custodial release, 300 hours of civic community service per year, fined $ 250,000

Michael Center

Six months in prison, one year custody release, $ 60,000 forfeit

Michelle Janavs

Five months in prison, two years' custody release, fined $ 250,000

"Knowing that she harmed her children in this way is a burden that she will carry with her for the rest of her life," said the lawyer.

At his hearing, Giannulli's attorney asked the judge to recommend that he spend his time at Lompoc Camp north of Santa Barbara.

The Bureau of Prisons will ultimately decide where he will be sent.

Giannulli spoke just outside the virtual courtroom during his performance and said, “I deeply regret the damage my actions have caused my daughters, wife and others.

& # 39; I take full responsibility for my behavior. I am ready to accept the consequences and learn the lessons from this experience. & # 39;

His lawyer gave a glowing story of his life, calling him "Moss" and describing how hard he had worked to rise in the fashion industry.

They also complained that his daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella had been bullied on social media and in person for their parents' crimes.

Judge Gorton disagreed with the family's plight.

He told Giannulli that there was "no excuse" for his crimes and that he was "not stealing bread for his family" but "living the good life in California".

He said there were people who had tough downsides in life that weren't due to what he and his wife did, and that they thought they could buy their way through life.

"That's not how it works in this country, as you are about to find out," said Judge Gorton.

The famous couple paid $ 500,000 to bring their daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella to USC by pretending to be helmsmen.

They were among dozen of well-heeled parents who paid their children to enter.

Felicity Huffman also attended the program led by Rick Singer. She was sentenced to two weeks in prison.

During Friday's hearing, Giannulli's attorney described him as an "extremely devoted" father who had always put his children – both the girls with Lori and his son from a previous relationship – first.

He said he had no idea Rick Singer was a criminal when he met him, and that neither he nor his wife had ever seen the finished college applications the girls had submitted.

Giannulli did not attend or graduate from college. He and his wife needed support to guide the process, "said Giannulli's lawyer Sean Berkowtiz.

& # 39; [He] recommended Rick Singer as a prestigious college advisor to guide them through the process.

"At the time, he wasn't portrayed as a felon, Huckster, or a fraud," Berkowitz continued.

Berkowitz then referred to the scheme according to which they pretended that the girls were top athletes in order to win them over as athletic recruits like a "side door".

“It wasn't until April 2016 that Mr Singer suggested the side door that you heard about.

“Never has Mr. Singer suggested to Moss or his family that they cheat on their tests and both get good grades and test results.

"After Mr. Singer recommended the side door, Moss ignored alarm doors and red flags and took photos," said Berkowitz.

He went on to say that he "deeply regrets having included his wife on the program" and complained that the girls were bullied more than any other children involved.

“The family was the face of the crisis in ways that were disproportionate to their general role.

“You will hear more about it this afternoon.

"This is a good man who made terrible mistakes," he concluded.

Giannulli and Loughlin's plea agreements came after months of insisting that they had done nothing wrong.

They suddenly changed their minds when COVID-19 swept the prison system, triggering early releases.

Neither of them explained their sudden change of heart.

Felicity Huffman, among others, should be convicted. She pleaded guilty almost immediately.