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ET: Lori Loughlin Begins 2-Month Prison Sentence Following College Admissions Scandal

Lois Oladejo
Nov 02, 2020
09:44 A.M.
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Convicted actress Lori Loughlin begun her jail term at a federal prison in California. This comes only a few months after she and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were sentenced following a college admission scandal.

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“Full House” star Lori Loughlin has started her 2-month sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in California. The actress turned herself in on Friday. Interestingly, this means her sentence starts early as she was initially supposed to report to prison on November 19.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, a representative from the U.S Attorney’s office explained that the parties involved in Loughlin’s lawsuit agreed that it was okay for the actress to start her prison sentence on October 30 instead of November 19.

Lori Loughlin visits the Build Brunch to discuss the Hallmark Channel TV series "When Calls the Heart" at Build Studio on February 14, 2019, in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Lori Loughlin visits the Build Brunch to discuss the Hallmark Channel TV series "When Calls the Heart" at Build Studio on February 14, 2019, in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

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Loughlin was also said to have also agreed that she will not ask for an early release from prison based on COVID-19 pandemic related issues.

Back in August, the judge presiding over Loughlin’s case accepted a plea deal from the actress. This resulted in a judgment consisting of a two-month sentence and two-years supervised release.

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Earlier in the year, news came out about how Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli paid bribes to get their daughters, Isabella and Olivia, admitted into the University.

Loughlin reportedly draws strength from her family.

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In the earliest days of their case, the couple pleaded not guilty to the charges leveled against them. According to them, the money they paid was donations and not bribes.

However, on May 22, Loughlin and her husband each admitted to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. Giannulli also pled guilty to one count of honest services wire and mail fraud.

Mossimo Giannulli and Lori Loughlin attend the LACMA Anniversary Gala in Los Angeles, California on April 18, 2015 | Photo: Getty Images

Mossimo Giannulli and Lori Loughlin attend the LACMA Anniversary Gala in Los Angeles, California on April 18, 2015 | Photo: Getty Images

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While Loughlin is serving her jail term of two months, Giannulli is serving a five-month sentence alongside two years of supervised release, a $250,000 fine, and 250 hours of community service for his part in the scandal.

While speaking to PEOPLE last month, a source close to the couple explained that the actress was determined to get through her jail term without issues.

Though the entirety of the lawsuit against her has been difficult,

Loughlin

reportedly

draws strength from her family

and loved ones who have been offering unending support as she navigates this phase of her life.

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