Twitter exploded with outrage over terms of Lori Loughlin’s plea deal, with critics blasting the agreement as too lenient.
The feds announced Thursday that the former “Full House” star and her husband Mossimo Giannulli agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges for scamming their two daughters’ way into the University of Southern California.
Under the deal with prosecutors, Loughlin would serve two months in prison and Giannulli would serve five months.
“Can someone explain to me how Lori Loughlin and her husband ‘FINALLY’ decide to plead ‘guilty’ after a whole year of saying they are ‘not guilty’ ,asking for a light sentence and a light fine?” railed @Tom5576 on Twitter. “If this was me or an average person, we would have gotten 5 -10 years and a hefty fine.”
Another tweeter, Kimberly Nicole Foster, also blasted the deals as slaps on the wrists.
“This is going to sound like a conspiracy theory, but I think Lori Loughlin pleaded guilty right now so she and her husband can get an extremely lenient deal from the prosecutors and all parties can blame the Coronavirus,” she wrote.
Terms of Loughlin and Giannulli’s agreements — which also include $400,000 in fines and community service — must be signed off by a judge.
Loughlin has agreed to serve two months in prison.