Just like I told you would happen, the alliterate actress pleaded guilty because this was the right time to do it.
All that background noise about being innocent was just PR money being spent on the tabloids.
Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli Have to Wait Until August for Sentencing
After months of fighting and months of hats and months of insider reveals and months of the world changing irrevocably, Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli are throwing in the towel. On Friday morning Loughlin pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, and Giannulli pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud.
In what felt like a farce about courtroom drama in the COVID era, Judge Nathaniel Gorton announced, “We’re going to move forward using this new video Zoom technology.” The couple appeared on different screens with two different lawyers from Latham & Watkins LLP speaking for them. There was much, “You have to unmute” and “I’ve lost the screen for Ms. Loughlin.” Alternatively, “You’re on mute, your honor,” “We’re not able to hear you,” etc.
Nearly 45 minutes into the proceeding Loughlin and Giannulli were finally able to confirm they would change their plea from not guilty to guilty.
The plea agreement that Loughlin’s attorney reached with the prosecution was two months in prison, a $150,000 fine, 100 hours of community service, and two years of supervised release. Under the terms of Giannulli’s plea agreement, the parties have agreed to a sentence, subject to the Court’s approval, of five months in prison, a $250,000 fine, 250 hours of community service, and two years of supervised release. Judge Gorton has set the date for sentencing at August 21. However, one member of their counsel, William Trach, asked to move the date up to July 30 for a number of reasons, and the judge has agreed to let them know if the courts can accommodate the change (they’re backed up due to, well, everything).
Together, their sentencing guidelines suggest they could have gotten up to 20 years in prison, as well as supervised release and a hefty fine, so less than a year looks pretty good comparatively. (Also, their deal stipulated that the two extra charges of bribery and money-laundering would be dropped.) – Source