Los Angeles: “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin began a two-month prison sentence for her role in a vast college admissions fraud scheme to help her daughters gain entry into a top U.S. university, a prison official said.
A spokesperson for the prison said in a phone call that Laughlin, now 56, reported to a low-security federal correctional agency in Dublin, California.
After initially fighting the charges, Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli admitted in May to conspiracy to commit wire transfer and mail fraud.
Prosecutors said that Laughlin and Giannulli paid $500,000 in bribes to secure their daughters as fake sports recruits at the University of Southern California (USC) to ensure that their daughters were in staff seats at the school, despite their There is no competition.
In a project planned by consultant William “Rick” Singer, the parents of 56 celebrities were charged. William “Rick” Singer (William “Rick” Singer) admitted to assisting in cheating on the college entrance examination and using bribes to ensure admission to prestigious schools.
“Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman served 11 days last year in the same prison that is now housing Loughlin, for her role in the scandal.
In August, Loughlin apologized and said she had acted out of love for her daughters.
“I am truly, profoundly and deeply sorry, and I need to face the consequences and make amends,” she said at a court hearing.
Loughlin starred as Aunt Becky in family comedy “Full House,” which ran on U.S. television from 1987 to 1995. It was revived by Netflix in 2016 as “Fuller House.”
Giannulli was sentenced to five months in prison for his role in the scandal.