Laurie Loughlin She was released from prison on Monday after serving two months for her role in the patriot College admission scandal That revealed the rich and famous being involved in illegal schemes to cheat on standardized tests and buy their children into some of the nation’s top schools.
A spokesperson for the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Dublin, California, confirmed Lovelin’s release to Fox News.
The alum “Full House” was originally granted a release date on Sunday, December 27, prompting speculation that it will be released a few days early, in time for Christmas, according to the program statement. 5140.36, Which stipulates that inmates due to be released on the weekend or legal holiday will be released on the last day of the previous week. However, more than a month after her stay in prison, her release date has been pushed back to Monday.
Laughlin’s release comes as her husband, Musimo Giannulli, Is still serving a five-month prison sentence at a federal facility in Lombok, California. Both defendants were ordered to report to their prisons no later than 19 November. Loughlin started her sentence earlyCheck-in at FCI Dublin October 30th.
FCI Dublin is a federal low-security prison with approximately 1,200 inmates. It is the same facility whereDesperate Housewives“actress Felicity Hoffman Servants 11 days of judgment planned for two weeks For similar crimes.
The actress was sentenced to two months in prison behind bars in August after she and her fashion designer husband pleaded guilty to charges arising from the $ 500,000 payments to the fraud mastermind. William “Rick” Singer To get their daughters, Olivia is good And Isabella Giannulli, both recruited into the University of Southern California staff team. The two did not participate in the sport.
Loughlin’s release meant she came one step closer to putting national scandal behind her, although it is important to note that her sentence was not formally completed after she was released. In their Call agreement, Loughlin, agreed to serve two months and pay a $ 150,000 fine plus two years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service. Meanwhile, Giannoli was ordered to pay a $ 250,000 fine with two years of supervised release and 250 hours of community service in addition to a five-month prison sentence.
While it is not currently known whether Loughlin plans to speak publicly about her time in prison, reports during her stay revealed that she suffered her first night of “crying” behind bars before setting up a fairly routine while there. A source said last month Us weekly The Hallmark star regularly attended church services at the establishment and even formed “numerous” friendships with other colleagues.
Despite this, Loughlin mostly managed to keep herself as long as she could because she was afraid she would contract the novel. Corona Virus, According to reports. Meanwhile, Giannulli is reportedly being held in protective custody in a federal prison in Lombok due to the ongoing global health crisis. A legal source said People It’s a reaction to Santa Barbara County Department of Public Health There were 1,038 cases of Coronavirus infection and four deaths related to the Coronavirus recorded in prison as of December 19.
While incarcerated by Loughlin, her eldest daughter Olivia Jade, 21, made headlines for her First ever interview about a national scandal. He talks to Jada Pinkett Smith In “Red Table Talk” Olivia talks about her parents’ imprisonment, Not to be angry with them And the backlash she encountered online because of her privilege.
“It was hard, I think, for anyone,” admitted the former University of Southern California student. “Whatever the situation, you don’t want to see your parents go to jail. But I think it’s imperative for us to move forward and move on.”
Olivia described feeling “embarrassed” and “ashamed” when the bribery scandal broke out in March 2019. She also claims that she has since learned of her family’s “mistake”.
She described: “I think what was not public was that there was no justification or justification for what happened because what happened was a mistake. And I think everyone in my family could be like,” It was messed about. It was a big mistake. But I think what is very important to me is learning from wrong, not feeling ashamed and punished now and not being given a second chance because I am 21 years old. I feel like I deserve a second chance to redeem myself, to show that I have “slept”.
Loughlin expressed similar regret during the August 22 sentencing hearing. The actress, who appeared at the court hearing via Zoom, said she was “extremely sorry” for her actions. When addressing the judge, she was forced to cry as she apologized.
She said, “I made a bad decision. I pursued a plan to give my daughters an unfair advantage in the college admission process, thereby ignoring my intuition and allowing myself to distance myself from my moral compass.” “I have a great faith in God, and I believe in redemption and I will do everything in my power to redeem myself and use this experience as a catalyst to do good.”
The prison sentences put an end to more than a year of legal battles by Lauglin and Giannulli. The couple at the beginning Not guilty They were charged with widespread bribery charges last October, along with 11 other parents who were gripped by the scandal. In May, the duo shocked many when they changed course and agreed to plead guilty as Hoffman did in 2019.
Tyler McCarthy of Fox News and the Associated Press contributed to this report.