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Actress Caught up in College Admissions Scam Released From Prison After Two Months

Actress Caught up in College Admissions Scam Released From Prison After Two Months

“for paying half a million dollars in bribes to get her two daughters into college”

Actress Lori Loughlin is out of prison after only two months. Why did they even bother with jail time?

Boston.com reports:

Lori Loughlin released after prison term in college scam

“Full House” actor Lori Loughlin was released from prison Monday after spending two months behind bars for paying half a million dollars in bribes to get her two daughters into college.

Loughlin was released from the federal lockup in Dublin, California, where she had been serving her sentence for her role in the college admissions bribery scheme, the federal Bureau of Prisons said. Her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, is serving his five-month sentence at a prison in Lompoc near Santa Barbara, California.

Loughlin and Giannulli were both initially supposed to report to prison on Nov. 19, but prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed Loughlin could start her sentence on Oct. 30. Loughlin also agreed that she would not seek early release on coronavirus-related grounds, prosecutors said.

Giannulli is scheduled to be released on April 17, the Bureau of Prisons says.

Loughlin and Giannulli were among the highest-profile defendants charged in the scheme, which revealed the lengths to which some wealthy parents will go to get their children into elite universities.

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I’m not defending what they did, but these cases really seemed to be little more than prosecutors looking to jail big-name celebrities and collect scalps. Did the ones accepting the bribes get comparable sentences for their multiple violations?

The Friendly Grizzly | December 29, 2020 at 11:53 pm

More Nifongs than one might think.

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