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Lori Loughlin Reports To Prison To Serve Sentence For Involvement In College Admissions Scandal

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It's been more than a year since news first broke about Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli's involvement in the college admissions scandal, and now, the time has finally come for them to pay the price.

Loughlin reported to prison on Oct. 30 to serve her sentence for her involvement in the scandal.

She will serve her time at FCI-Dublin in Northern California.

How long will Lori Loughlin be in prison?

Here's everything we know about this situation so far.

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On Oct. 30, Lori Loughlin started her prison sentence.

According to a legal source, the former Full House star had until November 19 to report to prison, but she wanted to go early in the hopes of getting out for the holidays, which seriously sounds like the premise of her next Hallmark holiday movie

"She hopes to be home by Christmas, but she’ll definitely be home by New Year’s," the source said.  

"She had everything in order, so she decided a couple of days ago to report to prison. She can put this behind her as she goes into 2021," they added. 

She's expected to serve two months in prison for her involvement in the scandal.

In 2019, Loughlin was exposed for being part of the college admissions scandal. 


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At the time, they were accused of paying bribes of about $500,000 to get their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose, into the University of Southern California on rowing scholarships, despite the fact that neither of them had experience in the sport.  

Loughlin and Giannulli took a plea deal that involved prison time. 

The couple agreed to plea guilty in May in exchange for a lighter sentence than might have been handed down in court otherwise. 

“Under the plea agreements filed today, these defendants will serve prison terms reflecting their respective roles in a conspiracy to corrupt the college admissions process and which are consistent with prior sentences in this case.

We will continue to pursue accountability for undermining the integrity of college admissions,” said a statement from United States attorney Andrew E. Lelling. 

Lori Loughlin's prison sentence is light. 

On Loughlin's part of the plea deal, she will be charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, which lands her two months in prison along with two years of supervised release, when she's expected to complete 100 hours of community service.

She will also have to pay a $150,000 fine.

Giannulli will be serving a slightly different sentence as part of his plea. 

Giannulli will be punished a bit more harshly than Loughlin, given that he's being charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud as well as honest services wire and mail fraud.

He will be spending five months in prison, along with his own two year supervised release, 250 hours of community service, and heftier $250,000 fine.

He is reportedly expected to start serving his sentence in November. 

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Lori Loughlin's daughter, Olivia Jade, paid tribute to her mother for Mother's Day this year.


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In May, Olivia Jade shared a post featuring photos of her and Loughlin, along with a caption about how much her mom has done for her over the years.

"You are my best friend and have held my hand every day for 20 years making it look like motherhood is an easy job. You are one of a kind," she wrote. 

"I love you so so so much & cannot wait to give you all the love in the world today & forever. Thank you for being you," she continued. 

"You are the most special person to me. I am so blessed to be your daughter and so proud to call you mom." 

What are the most well-known Lori Loughlin TV shows?

Lori Loughlin has been a television staple since the late '80s, and made her mark on the entertainment world with her role of Aunt Becky in Full House.

She's also starred in the Hallmark television series When Calls the Heart and Garage Sale Mysteries, and has starred in a plethora of made-for-TV holiday films, like Northpole: Open for ChristmasEvery Christmas Has A Story, and Homegrown Christmas.

What is Lori Loughlin's net worth?

Lori Loughlin is reportedly worth around $70 million.

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Nicole Pomarico is an entertainment and lifestyle writer whose work has appeared in Cosmo, Us Weekly, Refinery29, and more.