American actress Laurie Loughlin, star of the comedy series “Full House,” has been sentenced to two months in prison for her role in a university admission scam.
Before the verdict, a federal judge agreed to a plea deal in exchange for Najma’s guilt.
Her husband, Musimo Giannoli, was sentenced to five months in prison.
In May, the couple admitted to participating in a fraud scheme aimed at securing two seats for their daughters at the University of Southern California, claiming that the two are supremely in sports.
The plea bargain obliges Loughlin to pay a $ 150,000 fine and take part in community service activities for 100 hours.
Costume designer Giannoli must pay a $ 250,000 fine and complete 250 hours of community service.
“I made a bad decision,” Loglin said via video call.
“I went ahead with a plan to give my daughters an unfair advantage in the college admission process, and in doing so, I ignored my intuition and allowed myself to distance myself from my moral compass,” she added.
What is a fraud scheme?
Fifty people, including the couple, are facing charges in an alleged criminal scheme to enroll their children in prestigious American universities.
In May, Loughlin pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit fraud before a Massachusetts court. Giannoli pleaded guilty to the same charges, in addition to another charge of fraud.
Initially, the couple pleaded not guilty to the fraud charges.
Prosecutors said Loughlin and Giannulli paid bribes worth $ 500,000 to allow their two daughters to attend University of Southern California, falsely claiming the help of the rowing team.
The couple are among the most famous among those accused of being involved in the fraud scandal in the United States.
Actress Felicity Hoffman, star of Desperate Housewives, pleaded guilty to the case. She eventually served 11 days of a two-week sentence in a San Francisco-area prison.