Lori Loughlin Released From Prison for Role in College Admissions Scam

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli are shown making a court appearance. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Lori Loughlin has been released from prison after completing her two month sentence on one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, relating to the 2019 college admissions scandal.

The Associated Press reports the Full House actress left a federal prison in Dublin, Calif., on Monday morning. Loughlin began her sentence on Oct. 30 after both prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed she could report to prison earlier than the initial date in November and not seek early release because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Loughlin’s husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, is still serving out his five-month sentence in Lompoc, Calif.

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Both Loughlin and Giannulli pleaded guilty to paying $500,000 to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California.

The two were among dozens of wealthy parents who paid bribes to enroll their children in prestigious universities across the country.

The couple’s daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose Giannulli are no longer enrolled at the university.

Another fellow celebrity involved in the scandal was Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress Felicity Huffman. She was released early after serving 11 days in federal prison last year for her role in the scandal.

It was announced last month that Huffman will star in an untitled baseball comedy pilot for ABC.