Lori Loughlin was released from prison on Monday after serving in a national college admissions scandal for two months. The scandal exposed wealthy and famous scammers engaged in illegal schemes taking standardized tests and buying their children into some of the country’s top schools.
A spokesperson for the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Dublin, California confirmed that Laughlin had been released to Fox News.
According to the plan statement 5140.36, the release date of “Full House” alum was originally set for Sunday, December 27, which prompted speculation that she would be released a few days earlier, just in time for Christmas. Release on weekends or statutory holidays, not on the previous working day. However, after more than a month in prison, her release date was postponed to Monday.
When Loughlin was released, her husband Mossimo Giannulli continued to serve five months in a federal prison in Lompoc, California. Both defendants were ordered to report to their respective prisons no later than November 19. , And report to Dublin FCI on October 30.
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Dublin FCI is a low-security federal prison with approximately 1,200 female prisoners. “Desperate Housewives” actress Felicity Huffman (Felicity Huffman) was sentenced to a planned two-week imprisonment of 11 days for similar crimes.
The actress was sentenced to two months in prison in August after she and her fashion designer husband pleaded guilty to charges of fraud planner William “Rick” Singer (William “Rick” Singer) for paying $500,000 , So that their daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella Giannulli were enrolled in the Southern California crew team and they had never participated in the sport.
Loughlin’s release means she is a step away from leaving the national scandal behind, although it is important to note that since her release, her sentence has not been officially completed. In their plea agreement, Laughlin agreed to serve for two months and pay a $150,000 fine, as well as two years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service. At the same time, Giannulli was sentenced to a fine of 250,000 U.S. dollars and to imprisonment for two years, 250 hours of community service, and five months in prison.
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Although it is not yet known whether Lavlin plans to talk publicly about her time in prison, reports during her stay show that she spent a first night of “cry” in prison and established some routines thereafter. Last month, a source told Us Weekly that Hallmark regularly attends church services at the institution and even established “several” friendships with other prisoners.
According to reports, despite this, Loughlin still tried to keep herself to a large extent because she was worried that she would be infected with the new coronavirus. Meanwhile, due to the ongoing global health crisis, Giannulli was reportedly detained in a federal prison in Lompoc. A legal source told the People’s Daily that this was a response to the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department. As of December 19, there were 1,038 coronavirus cases and 4 coronavirus-related deaths in prisons.
While in Loughlin’s custody, her 21-year-old eldest daughter, Olivia Jade, made the headlines of her first interview about a national scandal. When Olivia spoke to Jada Pinkett Smith in the “Red Table Talk”, she talked about her parents serving sentences in jail, not being angry with them and being online due to privileges The strong opposition faced.
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The former University of Southern California student admitted: “It’s difficult for anyone.” “No matter what the situation is, you don’t want to see your parents in jail. But I think we need to move on.
Olivia described her “embarrassment” and “shame” when the bribery scandal broke in March 2019. She also claimed that she had learned from the “mistakes” of her family since then.
She said: “I think there is nothing super public because what happened is wrong, there is no reason or forgiveness for what happened. And I think everyone in my family will be like,’That’s a mess. That’s a big mistake. . But I think it’s important for me to learn from my mistakes, instead of being humiliated and punished because of the 21-year-old me and never giving a second chance. I think I should have a second chance to redeem Back to myself, it shows that I have grown up.”
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Laughlin expressed similar regrets at the sentencing hearing on August 22. The actress appeared in court meetings through Zoom, and she said she “deeply apologized” for her actions. When speaking to the judge, she forcibly shed tears when she apologized.
She said: “I made a bad decision. I made a plan to give my daughter an unfair advantage in the college admissions process. By doing so, I ignored my intuition and deviated myself from morality. Code.” “I have full confidence in God, I believe in salvation, and I will do my best to redeem myself and use this experience to do good deeds.”
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The prison sentence ended more than a year of legal battles against Loughlin and Giannulli. The married couple initially pleaded not guilty to allegations of bribery in the scandal with 11 other parents last October. In May, when they changed course and agreed to plead guilty as Hoffman did in 2019, the two shocked many people.
In addition to this sentence, Laughlin was fired from the roles in Netflix’s “Fuller House” and Hallmark’s “When Calling the Heart” after appearing in the 2019 scandal.
Tyler McCarthy of Fox News and the Associated Press contributed to this report.