Lori Loughlin and Husband Get Reduced Bail in College Admissions Case


As the world continues to swirl within a cruel pandemic, it could be fairly easy to forget that actress Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli are still battling it out in the courts as part of their participation in the much-publicized college admissions scandal.

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On Monday (July 13), the couple asked the courts that they ‘release their $1 million bonds secured by their property, reducing their bail to $100,000, and lift the requirement that the $100,000 bonds also be secured by money or property,’ according to USA Today.

“It is not necessary under the Bail Reform Act, which requires imposition of ‘the least restrictive further condition or combination of conditions’ necessary to ‘reasonably assure the appearance of the person’ and provide for the safety of the community,” the motion says. “There is no indication that Defendants will flee rather than face sentencing.”

According to legal documents, a Federal Judge has approved the couple’s request, reducing bail from o$1 million to $100,000 and “releasing the lien on the couple’s $18 million Los Angeles home.”

The couple are scheduled to be sentenced August 21 on conspiracy charges that stem from an incident in which their tried to pay to get their daughters admitted to the University of Southern California.

In May, the former Full House star and her clothing designer husband plead guilty to one count each of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud, in separate plea agreements with federal prosecutors.

For those pleas, Loughlin is set to be sentenced to 2 months in prison with a $150,000 fine. She will also be put under two years supervised release and get 100 hours of community service. Giannulli is set to be sentenced to five months in prison with a $250,000 fine. He will then undergo two years of supervised release and 250 hours of community service.

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“Under the plea agreements, 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,” U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling said in a statement. “We will continue to pursue accountability for undermining the integrity of college admissions.”