Lori Loughlin Has Officially Begun Her Prison Sentence for College Admissions Scandal
Almost 3 weeks before the deadline, Loughlin reported to FCI Dublin to do her time. She will be staying in a medium security prison where she will be able to participate in activities like yoga and art classes.
Watch the video below for more details about Loughlin’s prison sentence.
In case you’re fuzzy on the details about why Aunt Becky is behind bars, let us get you up to speed. It all started when Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, used bribery to get their daughters into the University of Southern California (USC).
They pretended that their daughters were being recruited for the crew team even though their daughters didn’t really participate in the sport. They even submitted photos of their daughter sitting on a rowing machine to make it look like she was a real athlete.
At first, the celebrity couple denied that they were guilty and said they would fight the charges. They claimed that they thought the money was a donation and not a bribe.
After facing the potential of decades in prison, they changed their story and pled guilty instead.
Besides the prison sentence, Loughlin will have to pay a $150,000 fine, which isn’t really very much considering she was willing to pay $500,000 to get her daughter’s into USC.
Loughlin will also have to complete 250 hours of community service and she will be under supervised release for 2 years. Meanwhile Giannulli, will have to pay a $250,000 fine and complete 250 hours of community service in addition to spending 5 months in jail.
Actress Felicity Huffman also pled guilty in the college admissions scandal. She was sentenced to 2 weeks in prison but was released after just 11 days. It will be interesting to see if Loughlin is also released early.