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Lori Loughlin Behind Bars: Actress Begins Serving 2-Month Prison Sentence

Lori Loughlin Begins Serving 2-Month Prison Sentence In California
November 1, 2020 - 23:42 / Lucas Anderson

Lori Loughlin has begun serving her two-month prison sentence in Dublin, California, following a guilty plea in May 2020 to fraud charges. Both she and husband Mossimo Giannulli were convicted for their roles in unlawfully getting their daughters admitted to USC with falsified athletic profiles. Giannulli will also begin serving his five-month prison sentence this month, reports say.

On Friday, Lori Loughlin reported to prison in Dublin, California, to begin serving her two-month sentencing in a college admissions scandal. Reports say husband Mossimo Giannulli was by her side when she surrendered, and he'll soon report to a different facility to begin his own five-month sentence.

The Full House actress will serve her two months at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, a city located in the East Bay region near San Francisco.

Lori Loughlin serving sentence at same prison as Felicity Huffman

Loughlin entered the Dublin prison just days after fellow actress Felicity Huffman finished her sentence at the same facility. In the same admissions scandal, Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison—completed on Oct. 25—a $30,000 fine, 250 hours of community service, and one year of supervision upon her release.

In addition to her jail time, Loughlin must pay a $150,000 fine, perform 100 hours of community service, and faces two years supervised upon release. Her husband of 23 years, Giannulli, reportedly must by Nov. 19 begin his five-month sentence, which will come at a different prison.

Mossimo Giannulli, husband of Lori Loughlin, hasn't begun prison sentence

Over the weekend, People and Us Weekly reported that Loughlin began her jail time in the final days of October with hopes of a potential release before Christmas Day, if not by New Year's Eve at the latest.

Lori Loughlin is serving her 2-month prison sentence in California

Amid the couple's trial and sentencing period, they faced scrutiny for funding and orchestrating the unlawful admissions of their two daughters to USC. Public opinion—and even that of stars such as LeBron James—has tended to suggest the legal system's treatment was lenient due to Loughlin and Giannulli's wealth and celebrity status.