Actress Lori Loughlin was reportedly released from prison Monday after serving out her two-month sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal.
Loughlin was serving out her sentence at the federal prison in Dublin, California, the Federal Bureau of Prisons told the Associated Press (AP). Loughlin’s husband Mossimo Giannulli has been serving out his five-month sentence at a prison located in Lompoc near Santa Barbara, California, the AP reported.
BREAKING: Actor Lori Loughlin released from prison after 2-month sentence in college bribery scam. https://t.co/tGtWByy5aN
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Loughlin wasn’t supposed to begin her prison sentence until Nov. 19, but she ended up reporting to prison on Oct. 30, the outlet reported. Loughlin also had forfeited seeking early release due to the coronavirus pandemic, prosecutors told the AP. (RELATED: REPORT: Lori Loughlin Has Been A ‘Wreck’ After Beginning 2-Month Prison Sentence)
Giannulli will not be released from prison until April 17, the Bureau of Prisons confirmed to the AP.
Loughlin and Giannulli were charged as part of Operation Varsity Blues. Over 50 people have been charged in the nation-wide college admissions scheme, according to Insider. The scheme was led by Richard “Rick” Singer, who ran a fake charity as a college-prep professional, the outlet reported.
Loughlin and Giannulli pleaded guilty after being accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to have her daughters admitted to the University of Southern California. Loughlin will spend two years under supervised release. She also must complete 100 hours of community service and pay a $150,000 fine, as previously reported.