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Lori Loughlin's husband, Mossimo Giannulli, sentenced to 5 months in college admissions scandal

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For the inexplicable desire to grasp even more."At universities that play major sports, like Southern Cal, wide latitude is granted to coaches and athletic departments to flag top-notch athletes for special consideration for admission.By having their children fake their way through admissions as elite crew athletes, when they had no substantial connection to the sport, Loughlin and her husband denied two other teens a chance to attend USC, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin O’Connell said.The family already had immense wealth and connection to get the daughters into a wide range of schools, O'Connell said.This site is protected by recaptcha Privacy Policy | Terms of Service“For most, those advantages are a pipe dream - but for this defendant they were simply not enough,” O’Connell told the judge.“So when it came time for her daughters to apply to college, Loughlin opted to cheat, to use fraud so that her children could steal two admission spots belonging to more capable and deserving students.”While Loughlin's defense lawyer William Trach admitted his client's guilt, he said the actress and her daughters are being unduly punished in the court of public opinion.Trach cited search engine results he claims shows Loughlin's name is now synonymous with the scandal, despite having exchanged just 15 emails in three years with the scandal's mastermind, William "Rick" Singer."I think it's fair to say that of all the parents charged in this broad investigation, not a single one had less active participation in this scheme than Lori," Trach said."Because of her celebrity, Lori has been the undisputed face of the national scandal."Friday’s sentencing hearing was a virtual one in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.While Judge Gorton was wearing a robe and speaking from his Boston courtroom, prosecutors, the defendants and their lawyers all appeared via computer feeds.Gorton had tough words for Giannulli, scolding the defendant for callously taking advantage of privilege."I see lots of drug dealers, gun runners and people who have committed violent crimes who’ve grown up without role models, sometimes being abused themselves," Gorton said.“You are not stealing bread to feed your family.

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