Lori Loughlin begins two-month prison sentence after college admissions scandal

Lori Loughlin begins two-month prison sentence after college admissions scandal

October 30, 2020

Lori Loughlin has begun her prison sentence after pleading guilty in the college admissions scandal.

The Full House star reported to FCI Dublin in California on Friday, almost three weeks before her deadline, which is on November 19, according to TMZ.

Loughlin, who is famed for her role as Rebecca Donaldson, or Aunt Becky, in Full House, is set to serve two months at the same low-security prison Felicity Huffman, who was also agreed to plead guilty, served her sentence.

After she pled guilty to to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, Loughlin, 55 will spend two months in prison and be sentenced with a $150,000 (£122,000) fine and two years probation.

She will also have to perform 150 hours of community service, while her husband Mossimo Giannulli will serve five months in prison.

Her clothing designer husband pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and one count of honest services wire and mail fraud.

As part of his sentence, Giannulli will also pay a $250,000 (£225k) fine and will serve 250 hours of community service.

The When Calls The Heart actress and her husband were two of the 53 people charged as part of a college admissions scam, organised by Rick Singer.

Loughlin and Giannulli were accused of paying Singer $500,000 (£408,000) to get their two daughters, including YouTuber Olivia Jade, into the University of Southern California as members of the college rowing team, despite neither of the girls ever rowing before.

Olivia and her sister Isabella are no longer enrolled at USC.

Desperate Housewives star Huffman was also charged in Operation Varsity Blues for paying $15,000 (£12,000) to have her daughter’s SAT scores corrected, and was sentenced to 14 days in prison.

Loughlin’s daughters have not addressed the scandal or sentencing publicly, although it was previously reported that they were ‘devastated’ by her guilty plea.

A source told Us Weekly: ‘Olivia and Bella were devastated when Lori and Mossimo told them they were pleading guilty.

‘The girls have been spending a lot of time at their parents’ house recently, and they are becoming much more of a tight-knit family.’

Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Lori Loughlin for comment.

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