Actress Lori Loughlin was released from federal prison in Dublin, Calif. On Monday after serving a two-month sentence for conspiring to portray her daughters as rowers to be admitted to the University of California from South.
Ms Loughlin, best known for playing Aunt Becky on the 1990s sitcom ‘Full House,’ and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, both pleaded guilty to fraud and were convicted in August. Prosecutors said they paid $ 500,000 under the plan.
Ms Loughlin was also sentenced to two years of supervised release, during which time she must perform 100 hours of community service and pay a fine of $ 150,000. Mr Giannulli, who prosecutors say took a more active role in the fraud than Ms Loughlin did, was sentenced to five months in prison.
More than 50 people have been charged in the sprawling case, which was orchestrated by William Singer, a Californian businessman who has been cooperating with federal investigators since September 2018.
Ms Loughlin and actress Felicity Huffman were among the high profile defendants in the nationwide admissions pursuit, in which financiers, lawyers and celebrities have been accused of conspiring to cheat on exams or bribe coaches, showing how well some wealthy parents are doing. bring their children to prestigious colleges.
Ms Huffman, who admitted in May to paying $ 15,000 to have a warden illegally correct her daughter’s SAT responses, spent 11 days in the same jail as Ms Loughlin, 35 miles east of San Francisco, which houses more than 870 inmates. .
Michael levenson contribution to reports.