Lori Loughlin to serve 2 months in jail, husband to serve 5 months, for college admissions scam

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Photo credit FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, front, and husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. The famous couple pleaded guilty to charges in May 2020, and are scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, Aug. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- "Full House" actress Lori Loughlin will serve two months in prison, while her husband Mossimo Giannulli will serve five months in prison, for their role in the college admissions scam, a federal judge in Boston ruled. 

The couple had paid about $500,000 in bribes to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as rowing recruits -- but they were not actually rowers. 

Loughlin appeared via Zoom at a hearing Friday afternoon -- her husband's hearing was earlier in the day -- at which U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton accepted her plea deal. Gorton said the prison terms are "sufficient but not greater than necessary punishment under the circumstances."

As part of the plea deal, Loughlin will also have to pay a fine of $150,000 and perform 100 hours of community service.

Giannulli, however, will have to play a $250,000 fine and perform 250 hours of community service. 

At his hearing, Giannulli said in a statement, "I take full responsibility for my conduct. I am ready to accept the consequences and move forward, with the lessons I've learned from this experience."

Gorton slammed Giannulli, saying, "You were not stealing bread to feed your family. You have no excuse for your crime and that makes it all the more blameworthy."

"Desperate Housewives" actress Felicity Huffman spent two weeks in jail last year for her role in the scam.