The two appeared before a federal judge in Boston by videoconference. Under the agreement, they agreed to sentences of two months and five months, respectively, plus fines of $ 150,000 and $ 250,000 and 100 and 250 hours of community service. However, the judge reserved the opportunity to change the sentence. The verdict will be handed down on August 21.
The agreement is a favorable outcome for the actress, who could otherwise be sentenced to several years in prison.
Initially, Lori Locklin and her husband, fashion designer Mosimo Gianuli, pleaded not guilty to bribery charges for their daughters’ admission to a prestigious university. The couple was accused of paying a $ 500,000 bribe to get their children accepted to the University of Southern California. Laurie and Mosimo are among 50 people charged last year in a scandal involving elite universities in the United States, including Yale, Stanford, Texas, Georgetown, California, Los Angeles and Wake Forest.
Locklin and Januli’s two daughters have been said to be high-level rowing athletes to facilitate admission to the University of Southern California.