On Monday, Full House actor Lori Loughlin has been released from prison after having spent two months behind the bars for paying half a million dollars in bribes to get her two daughters into college.
As per the reports, Loughlin has been released from the federal lock u in Dublin, California where she had been serving her sentence for her role in the college admissions bribery scheme, the federal Bureau of Prisons stated. Her husband, Mossimo Giannulli who is also a fashion designer is serving a five-month sentence at a prison in Lompoc near Santa Barbara, California.
Initially, both Loughlin and Giannulli were supposed to report to the prison on November 19 but the prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed that Loughlin could start her sentence o October 30. Loughlin has also agreed that she would not seek an early release on the corona virus-related grounds, the prosecutors stated.
Giannulli is scheduled to be released o April 17, the Bureau of Prison has stated.
Both Loughlin and Giannulli were amongst the highest-profile defendants being charged in the scheme, which thereby revealed the lengths to which some wealthy parents could go to get their children into elite universities.
The famous couple had admitted in My to have paid $500000 to get their daughters into the University of Southern California as crew recruits even though neither girl was a rower. Their guilty plea seemed to be a stunning reversal for the couple, whose lawyers had insisted for a year that they were innocent ad accused the investigators of fabricating the evidence against them.
The only public comments that either Loughlin or Giannulli have made about the case since their arrest last year came at their sentencing hearings back in August where Loughlin had told the judge that her actions had helped exacerbate the existing inequalities in the society and she had pledged to do everything in her power to use her experience as a catalyst to do good.
Their young daughter and a social media influencer, Olivia Jade had made her first public remarks about the scandal this month o the series Red Table Talk where she said that she doesn’t want or deserve pity.
She also said that she knows that they messed up and that she just wants a second chance to acknowledge that they messed up. For a very long time she wasn’t able to talk about this because f the legalities behind it, she added.
Out of the sixty parents, coaches, and others who have been charged in the case, about a dozen are still fighting the allegations. The setence4s for the parents who have led so far in the case range from a couple of weeks to about nine months.