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People: Lori Loughlin Is Adjusting to Life behind Bars after Emotional First Days

Junie Sihlangu
Nov 19, 2020
01:30 A.M.
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In October 2020, Lori Loughlin handed herself over to the FCI-Dublin in northern California to start serving her two-month prison sentence. Now an update about how she’s doing behind bars has been given.

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Lori Loughlin, 56, and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli, 57, pleaded guilty for their part in the college admissions scandal. On May 22, 2020, the “Full House” actress pleaded guilty to 1 count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud.

Her husband admitted to 1 count of honest services wire and mail fraud and another count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. The two celebrities were among more than fifty parents implicated in the scandal.

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli leave the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston on August 27, 2019 | Photo: John Tlumacki/Getty Images

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Loughlin and Giannulli were accused of paying $500,000 to the ring leader of the scandal, Rick Singer, and Key Worldwide Foundation. The payment was a bribe for Singer to designate the star’s daughters as crew team recruits to the University of Southern California.

Siblings Isabella Rose, 21, and Olivia Jade, 20, were designated for the team even though they’d never participated in the sport in their lives. On August 21, 2020, a judge approved the couple’s plea deal.

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The “Fuller House” actress was sentenced to 2 months in prison, hundred-and-fifty hours of community service, and a $150,000 fine. Her husband got 5 months of jail time, two-hundred-and-fifty hours of community service, and a $250,000 fine.

For his part, Mossimo Giannulli is set to start his sentence on November 19, 2020.

On Tuesday, it had been three weeks since Loughlin started her jail sentence. A “People” magazine source, who alleged to have spoken with her, revealed how she was coping in prison.

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The insider claimed that the star hadn’t experienced any specific problems so far even though she was reportedly a wreck on her initial entry. The other inmates have allegedly refrained from messing with the actress and she isn’t being bullied, however:

“The guards aren’t treating her any differently than other inmates."

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Despite Loughlin, who’s being supported by her family, handling her prison time well, the source claimed she struggled a bit on her first night there. The informant alleged that the actress had to pull herself together stating:

“She was a little weepy on her first night there."

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The star quickly resolved herself to her fate and chose to hold her head up high at the facility. She is serving her time at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Dublin, California.

For his part, Giannulli is set to start his sentence on November 19, 2020. He was spotted on Monday in Beverly Hills with a new look – unlike his usual trimmed facial hair and hairstyle, he sported a shaved head.

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