After serving time for her role in the 2019 college admissions fiasco, Lori Loughlin was released from an East Bay federal prison about 40 miles east of San Francisco on Monday.
BREAKING: Actor Lori Loughlin released from prison after 2-month sentence in college bribery scam. https://t.co/tGtWByy5aN— The Associated Press (@AP) December 28, 2020
In late October, the Full House star surrendered three weeks early to begin her two-month term. The disgraced actress was ordered no later than Nov. 19 to submit. She was also ordered to undergo two years of supervised release, during which time 100 hours of community service would be performed. Also, she was forced to pay a $150,000 fine.
Both Loughlin and her partner, Mossimo Giannulli, were sentenced to jail in August. Giannulli, who is still imprisoned, was sentenced to five months in jail and two years of supervised release, during which time 250 hours of community service must be performed. He was also forced to pay a $250,000 fine.
Initially, when accused of paying $500,000 to get both their daughters into the University of Southern California under false pretenses, the Hollywood pair pleaded not guilty. The pair is due to go to trial in October, defiant of the charges. In May, however, in order to cut a bargain, they changed course and pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges. Loughlin, 56, pleaded guilty to committing wire and postal fraud conspiracy. Giannulli, 57, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and wire and mail fraud for honest services.
In that arrangement, prosecutors decided to deny the tacked-on allegations of money laundering and bribery in government programs.