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Kuzma/iStockBy KATE HODGSON, AARON KATERSKY and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (BOSTON) -- Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty, via a Zoom video call, to a federal judge for their roles in the massive college admissions scam. The Full House actress and fashion designer appeared ..

Kuzma/iStockBy KATE HODGSON, AARON KATERSKY and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News
(BOSTON) — Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty, via a Zoom video call, to a federal judge for their roles in the massive college admissions scam.
The Full House actress and fashion designer appeared on two different screens as they entered pleas to Judge Nathaniel Gorton of the U.S. Attorney's Office in Boston.
Loughlin and Giannulli had been accused of paying Rick Singer $500,000 to get their daughters into the University of Southern California as crew recruits. Neither girl had ever rowed competitively.
"They conspired with Rick Singer and others to commit wire fraud," U.S. Attorney Eric Rosen said.
In pleading guilty, the couple dropped previous assertions that their payments were charitable and prosecutors had withheld exculpatory evidence.
Prosecutors have charged 50 suspects, including parents and coaches, in the investigation that's been dubbed "Varsity Blues."
Prosecutors have recommended that Loughlin serve two months and Giannulli serve five months, but the judge hasn't yet decided. Each is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 21.
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