Lori Loughlin and husband plead guilty and face Aug. 21 sentencing in Boston

Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli — in separate rooms where their fates played out via Zoom — admitted to bribing their kids way into USC as fake crew recruits.

“Guilty,” the 55-year-old Loughin said at Friday’s hearing. She remained somber and glued to the screen.

“Guilty,” Giannulli, 56, said from his room. He was equally glum, taking a sip of water at one key juncture. Both had lawyers by their side. She wore black, he was dressed in a blue suit and dark blue tie and white shirt.

Federal Judge Nathaniel Gorton — stage right on the video conference — told the Hollywood power couple to report to federal court in Boston Aug. 21 for their final sentencing. He added he’d rule before then on if he will accept a plea deal that calls for two months in prison for her, five months for him.

“Failure to appear at your scheduled sentencing … is a criminal offense for which you could be sentenced to imprisonment,” Gorton said, asking if they understood.

“Mrs. Loughlin, you have to unmute again,” the judge said, as technical issues during the Zoom hearing required all sides to be attentive to the controls.

“Yes your honor,” Loughlin said.

“Mr. Giannulli?” the judge asked.

“Yes sir, I do,” he responded.

Both parents said they were not under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Both said they were high school graduates. Both responded they are aware their plea deal could be rejected by the court. Both were told at one point that rules allow for a 20-year sentence for paying $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters into the University of Southern California.

That fact prompted both parents to appear deadly serious.

If the judge rejects the plea deal, both Loughlin and Giannulli can opt for a trial in October. If they do go along with the sentencing, they must report to prison 90 days later.

The California couple will likely serve their time — when a vaccine for the coronavirus may still not be available — in a federal prison near their Los Angeles home, a Golden State lawyer said.

“It’s likely the judge will accept the plea deal,” San Francisco-based attorney Eric MacMichael told the Herald late Friday. “It’s a relatively good deal. Their fight vs. Rick Singer contributed to getting that better deal.”

The couple argued, unsuccessfully, that college admissions scam mastermind William “Rick” Singer was coached by the FBI to lie. The legal fight exposed the FBI’s tactics, but did not stop the feds from winning guilty pleas.

Loughlin, best known for playing Aunt Becky on the 1990s sitcom “Full House,” must also pay a $150,000 fine and do 100 hours of community service. Giannulli’s suggested fine is $250,000 and he must complete do 250 hours of community service — if the judge OKs the deal.

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