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Full House star Lori Loughlin released from prison after serving two months for college admissions scandal


Lori Loughlin is now a free woman (Picture: Getty Images)

Lori Loughlin has been released from prison after spending two months inside over the college admissions bribery scandal.

The Full House actress surrendered to the FCI Dublin facility in California in October, but she was released early on Monday, the AP reports.

Loughlin’s husband Mossimo Giannulli is still incarcerated serving a five-month sentence at a prison in Lompoc near Santa Barbara, California. He is scheduled for release on April 17, 2021.

The TV star, who is best known for her role as Rebecca Donaldson, or Aunt Becky, in Full House, served her sentence at the same low-security prison where Felicity Huffman served her sentence in relation to the college admissions scam.

Loughlin, 56, pled guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and also received a $150,000 (£122k) fine and two years probation.

Now upon her release, she will also have to perform 150 hours of community service.

The When Calls The Heart actress and her husband were two of the 53 people charged as part of a college admissions scam, organised by Rick Singer.

Loughlin admitted to paying bribes for her daughters to get into USC (Picture: WireImage)
Loughlin’s husband Mossimo was sentenced to five months in prison (Picture: WireImage)

Loughlin and Giannulli, 57, were accused of paying Singer $500k (£408k) to get their two daughters, one of which being YouTuber Olivia Jade, into the University of Southern California as members of the college rowing team, despite neither of the girls ever rowing before.

The sisters are no longer enrolled at USC.

Olivia broke her silence on the controversy earlier this month during an appearance on Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk.

The 21-year-old apologised for her role in the scam and acknowledged how the family used their privilege, stating: ‘We had the means to do something and we completely took it and ran with it. It was something that it was wrong.

‘It really can’t be excused. On paper, it’s bad — it’s really bad. But I think what a lot of people don’t know is my parents came from a place of just, “I love my kids I just want to help my kids — whatever is best for them — I worked my whole life to provide for my family”. I think they thought it was normal.’

Desperate Housewives star Huffman was also charged in Operation Varsity Blues for paying $15k (£12k) to have her daughter’s SAT scores corrected, and was sentenced to 14 days in prison which she completed in 2019.

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