Lori Loughlin

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She Investigated Admissions Fraud While Allegedly Taking Part

Prosecutors share emails between Mossimo Giannulli and scheme mastermind

(Newser) - An athletic department administrator asked to investigate puzzling recruitment decisions at the University of Southern California a year before the admissions scandal broke was herself taking part in the fraud, according to new court documents. In March 2018, a USC official asked Donna Heinel to look into three students—Lori... More »

Loughlin Gets 'Worst' Advice From Prison Coach

The 'Fuller House' actor is learning about survival behind bars, in case she's found guilty

(Newser) - Facing a stint in the big house? You might want to learn the ropes first. That's what Lori Loughlin is thinking, based on two reports about expert advice she's getting on prison survival—including a few martial-arts techniques. "She has someone who is advising her what to... More »

Loughlin Claims Prosecutors Are Concealing Evidence

Lawyers say couple did not know payments would be used to bribe college officials

(Newser) - While some celebrity parents have pleaded guilty in the college admissions bribery scandal, Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Gianulli are fighting the charges —and they say prosecutors are concealing evidence that could help clear them. In a court filing Friday, the couple accused federal prosecutors of refusing to turn... More »

Loughlin's Daughter Has Something to Say

Olivia Jade Giannulli posts a fresh YouTube video

(Newser) - Olivia Jade Giannulli is back on YouTube. The daughter of Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli returned Sunday with her first video —called "hi again"—since her parents were indicted in March for allegedly taking part in the college admissions scandal, TMZ reports. They're accused of paying... More »

In College Admissions Brouhaha, the Longest Sentence Yet

Toby MacFarlane gets 6 months behind bars in California

(Newser) - Felicity Huffman has served her time , Lori Loughlin awaits her own fate, and an ex-California real estate executive has been hit with the longest prison sentence yet in the college admissions scandal . Per NBC News , six months behind bars was the sentence given Wednesday to Toby MacFarlane, 56, who was... More »

Prison for Lori Loughlin? Columnist Says It's 'Nuts'

She deserves a slap on the wrist, not prison time: William McGurn

(Newser) - Lori Loughlin is enduring a lot of bad press of late, but an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal goes against the grain. "Free Lori Loughlin" reads the headline of William McGurn's column, and he means just that. That Loughlin and her husband could get 45 years in... More »

Lori Loughlin to Judge: Don't Make Us Come to Court

She and husband enter not-guilty pleas to new bribery charge

(Newser) - Faced with new charges in the college admissions scandal, actress Lori Loughlin and her husband pleaded not guilty Friday via their attorneys. The couple was hit with that indictment , on federal program bribery, after being warned by prosecutors that more charges would be brought if they didn't plead guilty... More »

Celeb Parents Hit With New Charge in College Scandal

Lori Loughlin, 9 others charged with bribery

(Newser) - Full House actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband, and nine other parents faced new federal charges Tuesday in a scandal involving dozens of wealthy parents accused of bribing their children's way into elite universities or cheating on college entrance exams. A grand jury in Boston indicted the parents... More »

Loughlin Wants to Talk Prison With Huffman: Report

Another report says a plea deal may still be on the table for Loughlin

(Newser) - Despite an alleged $500,000 spent to get them into the University of Southern California, Lori Loughlin's daughters are no longer enrolled at the school. Olivia Jade Giannulli, 20, and Isabella Rose Giannulli, 21, "are not currently enrolled" but "we are unable to provide additional information because... More »

Prosecutor: We'll Want More Prison Time for Loughlin

Says she'll face 'substantially higher' sentence than Felicity Huffman if convicted

(Newser) - Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty to her role in the sweeping college admissions bribery scandal and was sentenced to 14 days in prison. Lori Loughlin chose to go another route—and a US attorney for Massachusetts tells WCVB that route may not end quite as well for her as Huffman's... More »

Felicity Huffman Is Going to Prison

Actress receives 14-day sentence in college entrance cheating scandal

(Newser) - Actress Felicity Huffman is going to federal prison for her role in the college entrance cheating scandal , though not for very long. A judge in Boston on Friday sentenced the 56-year-old to 14 days behind bars, along with a $30,000 fine and 250 hours of community service. She must... More »

Lori Loughlin's Daughters Come Out of Social Media Hiding

To mark their mom's birthday

(Newser) - Lori Loughlin's daughters broke their recent social media silence to mark their mom's birthday. Isabella Giannulli and Olivia Jade Giannulli, the actress's 20- and 19-year-old daughters with husband Mossimo Giannulli, both posted happy birthday messages to Loughlin on Instagram, Bella on Sunday and Olivia Jade "one... More »

Lori Loughlin's TV Spouse Talks About Their 'Difficult Situation'

John Stamos has to 'figure it out' on how Loughlin will play into 'Fuller House' final season

(Newser) - As Lori Louglin continues to fight her legal troubles with her real-life husband, her TV husband has some thoughts. John Stamos, who played Loughlin's spouse on Full House and now on the Netflix spinoff Fuller House, spoke to Nancy O'Dell of Entertainment Tonight during the debut of new... More »

Lori Loughlin, Husband Want to See Evidence Against Them

A motion was filed Monday in the case

(Newser) - The next hearing in the case against 17 parents charged in the sweeping college admissions bribery scandal isn't until June 3, but one tidbit about the case's progress emerged Monday by way of a motion filed by the parents. In it, they're requesting to see the prosecution'... More »

Lori Loughlin, Husband Enter Not Guilty Pleas

They filed court documents in Boston Monday

(Newser) - Actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli are pleading not guilty in the college admissions bribery scam. The AP reports Loughlin and Giannulli said in court documents filed Monday in Boston they are waiving their right to appear in court for an arraignment and plead not guilty.... More »

Now Lori Loughlin Hit With Money Laundering Charge

Along with 15 other parents, including her husband

(Newser) - Felicity Huffman was among the 13 prominent parents who agreed to plead guilty Monday in the college admissions cheating scandal; Lori Loughlin and her husband were not in that group, and their situation just got more intense. The AP reports that instead of just facing a single charge of conspiracy... More »

Olivia Jade Is 'Very Angry' With Her Parents

Or so a source tells People magazine

(Newser) - Lori Loughlin's daughter wasn't exactly a babe in the woods when it came to the college admissions scandal, a source tells People . "She would have never gone along with it if she thought this would happen," the source says of Olivia Jade, whose USC admission allegedly... More »

Huffman, Loughlin Make First Court Appearances

Neither entered a plea

(Newser) - Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin made their initial appearances in Boston's federal court alongside other wealthy parents Wednesday to face charges in the college bribery scandal that has roiled the world of admissions and amplified complaints the system is stacked in favor of the rich. The two... More »

Big Question About College Scandal: Who Paid $6.5M?

'Los Angeles Times' digs in, but mystery parent still unidentified

(Newser) - We know in great detail how parents such as Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are alleged to have gotten their kids into college through bribes . But as the Los Angeles Times notes, one big mystery still hangs over the college admissions scandal: Who on earth paid $6.5 million to... More »

Stars in College Bribery Scandal Lawyer Up

Huffman, Loughlin hire high-powered Boston lawyers

(Newser) - Celebrity parents accused of trying to buy college admission for their children have bought themselves some top-notch legal representation. Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin have hired some of the most high-powered lawyers in Boston, where they have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud in connection with the scandal,... More »

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