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Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli have agreed to change their not guilty pleas to guilty in exchange for serving two to five months in a federal prison.

Loughlin, 55, and Giannulli, 56, were arrested in March 2019 and charged with paying a middle man $500,000 to get their two daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose Giannulli, into USC by passing them off as rowing recruits.
 
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For over a year, they proclaimed their innocence and refused to agree to a plea deal, preferring to take their chances in front of a jury.

But they changed their minds after the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. Prosecutors will ask a judge to sentence the couple to 2-5 months in prison, the plea agreements say.

Loughlin will pay a fine of $150,000 and save 100 hours of community service. Her husband agreed to a fine of $250,000 and 250 hours of community service.

Both of them got off easy compared to the years in prison they faced if they were convicted of all charges.

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Actress Felicity Huffman was released from a federal prison after serving 11 days of her 14 day sentence for her role in the U.S. college admissions scandal.

The former 'Desperate Housewives' star was sentenced to 14 days behind bars in September after pleading guilty to charges of bribing education officials in a desperate attempt to get her daughter into an elite university, WENN.com reports.

The disgraced actress reported to the low-security all-women's Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California to begin her punishment on October 15, but she was allowed to walk free on Friday, Oct. 25, after just 11 days behind bars, reports NBC News.

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As part of her sentence, which was handed down in a federal courtroom in Boston, Massachusetts, she will also have to pay a $30,000 fine and complete 250 hours of community service.

In addition, the 56-year-old will spend the next year on probation.

Huffman was one of 30 well-to-do parents, including 'Fuller House' star Lori Loughlin, to be charged with cheating top schools to favor their privileged children.

Huffman was given a lenient sentence because she accepted responsibility and threw herself on the mercy of the court.

Loughlin has pleaded not guilty and she was hit with additional felony charges this week. A judge is expected to throw the book at Loughlin when she is sentenced.

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Actress Felicity Huffman reported to prison on Tuesday morning to begin serving a 14-day sentence for her role in the U.S. college admissions scandal.

The former 'Desperate Housewives' star reported to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California "to serve the term of imprisonment Judge Talwani ordered as one part of the punishment she imposed for Ms. Huffman's actions," according to the fallen star's representatives.

"She will begin serving the remainder of the sentence Judge Talwani imposed - one year of supervised release, with conditions including 250 hours of community service - when she is released," a statement reads.

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WENN.com reports Huffman will serve the next two weeks in the low-security all-women's federal prison, located in Alameda County in California.

Huffman, 56, accepted responsibility and pleaded guilty to charges of bribing a middleman to get her daughter into an elite university.

She learned her fate in a federal courtroom in Boston, Massachusetts on September 13.

She was also ordered to pay a $30,000 fine and complete 250 hours of community service upon her release in 2 weeks. The actress will also be placed on probation for one year.

She was one of 30 affluent parents, including 'Fuller House' star Lori Loughlin, who were charged with cheating the system.

Loughlin, 55, pleaded not guilty and has yet to be sentenced. A federal judge is expected to throw the book at Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, 56, who also pleaded not guilty.
 

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Felicity Huffman will spend the next 2 weeks in prison as her punishment for paying a middle man to get her daughter into a prestigious college.

The Desperate Housewives actress pleaded guilty in May to a single charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

The prosecutor went easy on her because she quickly accepted responsibility for her white collar crime.

Huffman, 56, tearfully apologized to a federal judge in a packed courtroom in Boston on Friday, Sept. 13.

In addition to spending 14 days behind bars with hardened criminals, the judge fined her $30,000 and said she would be on supervised probation for one year.

Prosecutors had recommended one month in prison, 12 years of supervised probation, and a $20,000 fine, Yahoo News reports.

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