Lori Loughlin surrendered to serve her two-month prison sentence this morning. The Full House actress reported to FCI-Dublin in California to begin her prison sentence 2 weeks early for her role in the college admissions scandal. Apparently, Loughlin just wants to get the whole thing over with in order to put it behind her. Loughlin was sentenced back in August to two months in prison, two years of supervised release, and 100 hours of community service. The actress was also ordered to pay a fine of $150,000.
Lori Loughlin's husband, Mossimo Giannulli, was sentenced to five months in prison with a $250,000 fine. The couple were caught up in a nationwide college entrance exam cheating scandal, which involved their two daughters' admission to USC. They were charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services fraud. Loughlin and Giannulli maintained their innocence nearly the entire time, only to plead guilty at the last minute.
Felicity Huffman was also caught up in the college admissions scandal and she just finished up paying her debt to society. In 2019, she was sentenced to 14 days in jail, one year of supervised release, fined $30,000, and ordered to undertake 250 hours of community service, which has since all been completed. While Huffman was sentenced to 2 weeks in prison, she was released after only 12 days because her release fell on a weekend. She is now able to travel abroad after getting her passport back from U.S. authorities, though she can't really go very far due to the public health crisis.
At her sentencing back in August, Lori Loughlin said, "I ignored my intuition and allowed myself to be swayed from my moral compass." She continued, I thought I was acting out of love for my children but in reality it only underlined and diminished my daughters' abilities and accomplishments." It is unclear how much time the Full House actress will have to spend behind bars, though she could end up getting released early. Regardless, she claims to have learned from her mistakes. "More broadly and more importantly, I now understand that my decision helped exacerbate existing inequalities in society generally and the higher education system more specifically."
Lori Loughlin says she is committed to "giving back" for the rest of her life after learning the error of her ways. She said, "I wish I could go back and do things differently, I can only take responsibility and move forward... I have great faith in God and I believe in redemption." For now, it looks like the actress' career is on indefinite hold until she serves her prison sentence. From there, it will more than likely take some time before she is cast in anything. TMZ was the first to report on Lori Loughlin reporting to serve her two-month prison sentence.