Lori Loughlin Reports to California Prison for 2-Month Jail Term After College Bribery Scam

Tara C. Mahadevan
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Lori Loughlin began her jail sentence in a federal prison in California on Friday.

The Huffington Post reports that she’s set to serve a two-month sentence for her role in the college admissions cheating scheme.

“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 2-month sentence, she will not seek an early release from prison on COVID-related grounds,” prosecutors said in a statement.

Loughlin will adhere to the Bureau of Prisons’ coronavirus protocols, which say she will have to be screened and tested for COVID-19 and quarantine for 14 days. The low-security prison in Dublin, California holds 874 inmates, two of whom have contracted the virus.

In August, Loughlin was handed a two-month sentence while her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, was given five months for paying bribes totaling half a million dollars in order for their daughters to gain admission to USC as rowing recruits.

The couple’s plea deal requires Loughlin to pay a $150,000 fine and perform 100 hours of community service and for Giannulli to pay a $250,000 fine and perform 250 hours of community service.

Loughlin and Giannulli were sentenced to three months after they confessed to engaging in the bribery scandal, which involved a total of 30 high-profile parents who pleaded guilty in the case. These parents were paying enormous bribes to get their underperforming children into good universities with falsified test scores or athletic credentials.

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