Lori Loughlin Gets Released From Prison
Insert your own Full House joke here, because Aunt Becky is out of prison after serving a two-month sentence. Lori Loughlin had pleaded guilty in May to a conspiracy charge connection to the nation-wide college admissions scam. Loughlin admitted to paying the scheme’s mastermind $500,000 to get her two daughters into the University of Southern California under false pretenses.
She began serving her sentence on October 30 at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California. Her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, also pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge as part of a plea deal. He reported to the Federal Correctional Complex in Lompoc, California, on November 19 to serve a five-month sentence.
Loughlin and Giannulli were some of the most famous names wrapped up in the brazen scheme to cheat, bribe, and lie in the hyper-competitive college admissions process led by Rick Singer and a USC athletics official. Actress Felicity Huffman also pleaded guilty to conspiracy for paying $15,000 to Singer to boost her daughter’s SAT scores. She ultimately spent 11 days in prison last October.
Singer referred to his plan as the “side door” of admissions, contrasting it with the “front door” of merit and the “back door” of multimillion-dollar donations. He has pleaded guilty to several charges and is cooperating with prosecutors.
Loughlin also must serve two years of supervised release, perform 100 hours of community service and pay a fine of $150,000. Giannulli was also ordered to serve two years of supervised release, perform 250 hours of community service, and pay a $250,000 fine. Their daughters are no longer enrolled at USC.