In late October, Lori Loughlin checked into federal prison early, with the hope that perhaps she would get an early release with her two-month prison sentence and she would have a chance to be home by Christmas. It did not work out that way. The prison only released Lori after she completed her entire two months sentence. No early release for her – well, maybe by two days? – which is good news because she actually deserved more than two months. Anyway, she has been released.
“Full House” actor Lori Loughlin was released from prison Monday after spending two months behind bars for paying half a million dollars in bribes to get her two daughters into college.
Loughlin was released from the federal lockup in Dublin, California, where she had been serving her sentence for her role in the college admissions bribery scheme, the federal Bureau of Prisons said. Her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, is serving his five-month sentence at a prison in Lompoc near Santa Barbara, California.
Loughlin and Giannulli were both initially supposed to report to prison on Nov. 19, but prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed Loughlin could start her sentence on Oct. 30. Loughlin also agreed that she would not seek early release on coronavirus-related grounds, prosecutors said. Giannulli is scheduled to be released on April 17, the Bureau of Prisons says.
Loughlin and Giannulli were among the highest-profile defendants charged in the scheme, which revealed the lengths to which some wealthy parents will go to get their children into elite universities. The famous couple admitted in May to paying $500,000 to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California as crew recruits even though neither girl was a rower. Their guilty plea was a stunning reversal for the couple, whose lawyers had insisted for a year were innocent and accused investigators of fabricating evidence against them.
[From The AP]
Lori spent the time in prison providing melodramatic updates on her condition to People Magazine. Someone in Lori’s camp also told Page Six that Lori “prays day and night. Her faith has gotten her through” prison. So faith-based! Apparently, Lori also read a lot and she “can’t wait to be home with her girls.” I assume her idiot daughters spent Christmas partying and drinking and such. I’m not looking forward to what I assume will be Lori’s immediate attempt to “move on” from this. I expect People Magazine will probably put her on another cover too.
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