Former “Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli have been warned.
- The warning came as part of an interview the U.S. attorney overseeing the couple’s case in the “Operation Varsity Blues” college admissions cheating scandal, Andrew Lelling, had with WCVB.
- Loughlin and Giannulli, along with “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman, are among the most prominent names in a scandal where they allegedly paid “fixers” to game college admissions for their children.
- Lelling indicated that Loughlin and Giannulli could face lighter sentences by pleading guilty now.
- “I don’t think I’d be giving away any state secrets by saying we would probably ask for a higher sentence for her than we did for Felicity Huffman,” Lelling said in the interview.
- Prison time would, of course, depend on the couple’s case moving forward and them being found guilty.
- Huffman took a deal where she plead guilty and was ultimately sentenced to 14 days in jail; officials had asked for 30 days.
- However, Loughlin and Giannulli were widely seen as “defiant” in fighting charges that they allegedly spent $500,000 to get their daughters into college.
- Loughlin, meanwhile, lost her role on the Netflix “Full House” revival “Fuller House” and was edited out of a Hallmark Channel production.
- She and her daughter also lost an endorsement deal with HP.