Full House actress Lori Loughlin was sentenced to two months in prison in a virtual hearing on Friday for her role in the college admissions bribery scheme termed Operation Varsity Blues. The decision comes over a year after the initial arrest, and finds Loughlin and her husband—fashion designer Mossimo Gianulli—guilty of paying fraudulent college advisor Rick Singer $500,000 to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as crew recruits.
Loughlin is also subject to a $150,000 fine and 100 hours of community service, as well as two years of supervised release following her sentence. Gianulli, who was sentenced to five months in prison earlier on Friday, also faces two years of supervised release, 250 hours of community service and a fine of $250,000.
Loughlin and Gianulli—who each pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud—were the 23rd and 24th parents to plead guilty in the case, according to federal officials. “I deeply regret the harm that my actions have caused my daughters, my wife, and others,” Giannulli told U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton, adding, “I take full responsibility for my conduct.I’m ready to accept the consequences and move forward with the lessons I’ve learned from this experience.”
Loughlin and Gianulli aren’t the only celebrities to face criminal consequences for their participation in Operation Varsity Blues; Desperate Housewives star Felicity Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison in September, although she was released early after serving just 11 days.