Lori Loughlin begins 2-month prison term for college admissions scandal
Loughlin must also pay a $150,000 fine and perform 100 hours of community service
On Friday, Full House actress Lori Loughlin began her two-month sentence in a Northern California federal prison for her role in the college admissions bribery scandal, according to authorities.
The U.S. Attorney’s office in Boston said that Loughlin would serve her term in Dublin, California and was “screened and tested for COVID-19 and will be placed in quarantine for 14 days” under the Bureau of Prisons’ coronavirus protocols.
In a statement from prosecutors, it was revealed that Loughlin would begin her sentence a month early, saying, “The parties recently agreed that the defendant can report to prison on October 30, 2020, instead of on November 19, 2020. The defendant has further agreed that, during her two month sentence, she will not seek an early release from prison on COVID-related grounds.”
Federal Correctional Institution, Dublin, a low-security prison houses 874 inmates and reportedly “had two coronavirus cases among inmates” as reported by the Associated Press.
According to TMZ, who obtained a copy of the prison’s handbook, Loughlin will be kept on a “strict” schedule. She must maintain the cleanliness of her cell by making the bed and can be disciplined if she sleeps in or misses meal time.
“She’ll be in government attire only — no personal clothing — and will have to maintain a regular job assignment which might include clerical work, cooking, baking, food prep, dishwashing or general cleaning,” according to handbook protocols.
The FCI prison in Dublin has perks such as leisure activities and programs that includes hobby craft classes, wellness classes, exercise, sports leagues, and holiday events.
“Prize bags, treats, and certificates are awarded for participation in health education,” TMZ reported.
In August 2020, Loughlin, 56, along with her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, 57, were sentenced by a federal judge for paying a half a million dollars in bribes to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California. Giannulli was sentenced to five months.
Giannulli didn’t report to prison on Friday with Loughlin and on the Bureau of Prisons official website, he’s not in custody at a men’s prison in California.
Plea deals for the celebrity couple consist of Loughlin having to pay a $150,000 fine and perform 100 hours of community service, while Giannulli is to pay a fine of $250,000 and perform 250 hours of community service.
Loughlin’s sentencing comes after former Desperate Housewives actress Felicity Huffman served two weeks in the same California prison in October 2019 after paying an admissions consultant $15,000 to have her daughter’s SAT answers corrected.
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