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Lori Loughlin and Husband Sentenced

August 24, 2020

Lori Loughlin, the actress, and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were sentenced to jail time on Friday for the fraudulent admission of both of their daughters to the University of Southern California as athletic recruits.

Loughlin was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton to two months in prison and two years of supervised release, during which time she must complete 100 hours of community service. She was also ordered to pay a fine of $150,000. Giannulli was sentenced by Judge Gorton to five months in prison and two years of supervised release, during which time he must complete 250 hours of community service, and he was ordered to pay a fine of $250,000.

In addition on Friday, a California insurance and private equity executive, Mark Hauser, agreed to plead guilty to charges in connection with using fraud and bribery to cheat on the ACT exam on behalf of his daughter.

According to the terms of Hauser’s plea agreement, the government will recommend a sentence of six months in prison, one year of supervised release, a fine of $40,000 and restitution. Hauser is the 29th parent to plead guilty and the 42nd person over all to plead guilty in this case.

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Scott Jaschik

Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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