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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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Felicity Huffman has accepted a plea deal from the federal government that includes prison time for her role in the college cheating scam. Huffman is among 14 people who entered guilty pleas in a Boston, Massachusetts courtroom on Monday, April 8.

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Lori Loughlin's two daughters Olivia Jade, left, and Isabella Giannulli, right, reportedly withdrew from the University of California after Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli were arrested in connection with a college admissions scandal.

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Lori Loughlin's daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli is in danger of being expelled from the University of Southern California after her parents were accused of using their wealth and connections to get her into the top school.

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