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Actor Lori Loughlin, and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli. Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Actor Lori Loughlin, and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli. Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters

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Actor Lori Loughlin, and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli. Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters

'Full House' actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, agreed to serve prison time as part of a deal to plead guilty to cheating the college admissions process, according to court papers.

Loughlin (55) has agreed to serve two months behind bars and Giannulli (56) five months under the deal that must be approved by the judge. They are scheduled to plead guilty today via video conference.

It's a stunning reversal for the couple who insisted for the past year they were innocent and that investigators had fabricated evidence against them.

They were scheduled to go to trial in October on charges that they paid $500,000 in bribes to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as rowing recruits, even though neither of them knew how to row.

They helped create fake athletic profiles for their daughters by sending admissions consultant Rick Singer, photos of the teens posing on rowing machines, authorities said.

Irish Independent