Published: Sat, April 06, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

1st parent agrees to plead guilty in School admissions scam

1st parent agrees to plead guilty in School admissions scam

Peter Jan Sartorio, 53, has been accused of spending $15,000 in cash to get his daughter's responses are corrected by someone about the ACT college entrance examination.

"The View" discussed Lori Loughlin's conduct outside of a Boston federal courthouse on Wednesday, where she greeted fans and signed autographs before she and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were read their charges for mail fraud.

Olivia Jade Giannulli believes her parents Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli "ruined everything" for her due to their alleged involvement in the high-profile college admissions scandal, according to a new report.

Actress Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli leave federal court in Boston, April 3, 2019.

"Loughlin, who appeared from the 1980s and'90s sitcom" Full House", is accused together with Giannulli of spending $500,000 to obtain their daughters admitted as recruits to the USC team group, although is a rower.

Authorities said the couple helped create athletic profiles to their wives using them pose for photographs on rowing machines. According to an insider report from Deadline, the actors are looking at "a penalty of somewhere around six months to just under two years" if they're found guilty.

The Hallmark Channel - where Loughlin starred in popular holiday movies and the series "When Calls the Heart" - cut ties with Loughlin a day after her arrest.

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A packaged-foods entrepreneur from California is the first parent to say he will plead guilty in the college admissions scandal. Loughlin and Giannulli were charged with conspiracy to commit mail and honest services fraud. His lawyers did not immediately reply to an email for comment.

Other parents billed in the event include the leader of some Silicon Valley venture capital firm and also an worldwide law firm's prior co-chairman.

Three individuals have pleaded guilty, including the admissions adviser, Rick Singer, along with also the women's football coach at Yale Meredith.

The situation has roiled the world of college admissions and amplified complaints that the system is stacked in favour of the wealthy.

The case set off a furor over the feverish competition to get into college and the lengths to which status-seeking parents will go.

Loughlin appeared as she walked out of this courthouse and grown into a black SUV with her attorneys.

While some shouted phrases of support, such as "I love you, Lori!" others jeered, yelling "Lori, pay my tuition!"

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