Aunt Becky is in jail, and it’s all her fault.
Lori Loughlin will spend two months in prison, while her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, will do a 5-month bid, after their guilty pleas for taking part in a scam in which they paid $500,000 to get their two daughters into USC as fake crew recruits.
“This isn’t a sports scandal per se. This is a wealth scandal,” Andy Schwarz, a partner at the OSKR firm and co-founder of the Historical Basketball League, explained last year.
“This is the rich abusing the system and buying influence. And when we think about sports scandals we think about a corrupt system that doesn’t let athletes earn what they’re worth and schools being denied the ability of having above-the-table transactions, so they have below-the-table transactions.”
Loughlin must also pay a fine of $150,000, perform 100 hours of community service, and will be subjected to two years of supervised release.
“Under the plea agreements filed today, these defendants will serve prison terms reflecting their respective roles in a conspiracy to corrupt the college admissions process and which are consistent with prior sentences in this case,” Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling said in a statement.
Who would have thought that the voice of reason on “Full House” was the leader of the “Karens” in real life. But, this is what happens when you try to cheat the system because you believe that your children deserve things that they haven’t earned.
“Giannulli and Loughlin are innocent of the charges brought against them and eager to clear their names,” read a 2019 court document prepared by their lawyers. “And they believe their interests will be advanced most effectively by presenting a united front against the Government’s baseless accusations.”
Here are the photos of Loughlin’s daughters posing as rowers, as the entire family took part in the crime. According to the New York Times, more than 20 parents have pleaded guilty in the case and 16 have received sentences, that ranged from no prison time to nine months. One of those people was fellow actress Felicity Huffman, who only wound up serving 11 days in prison after paying $11,000 to get her daughter’s SAT scores boosted.
Huffman played the game the right way. She admitted her guilt and apologized. She even had John Legend publicly vouching for her.
And if you were still unclear of how the parents’ egos were to blame, it’s been reported that Loughlin’s daughters are more concerned with how all of this will affect their lives and “personal brands.”
This is what happens when you break the law for ungrateful people.