World News – US – Lori Loughlin begins 2-month sentence for role in admissions scandal


The actress and her husband pleaded guilty in May to conspiring to get their daughters admitted to college as rookies to rowing, despite not participating in the sport

Actress Lori Loughlin went to federal prison on Friday, five months after she and her husband pleaded guilty to conspiring to get their two daughters admitted to the University of California of the South as rookies in rowing, although none of the sports

Ms Loughlin, 56, reported to federal prison in Dublin, Calif., to begin a two-month sentence, according to prosecutors, who said Ms Loughlin had agreed she would not seek early release in due to the coronavirus pandemic She was originally scheduled to report to prison on Nov 19, but prosecutors said they had reached an agreement to allow him to start his sentence early

Actress Felicity Huffman, who admitted in May to paying $ 15,000 to have a supervisor illegally correct her daughter’s SAT responses, spent 11 days in the same prison, 35 miles away. east of San Francisco, home to more than 870 inmates

Ms Loughlin was also sentenced to two years of supervised release, during which time she must complete 100 hours of community service and pay a fine of $ 150,000, prosecutors said

Ms Loughlin and Ms Huffman were among the most high-profile defendants in the nationwide admissions pursuit, in which financiers, lawyers and celebrities were accused of conspiring to cheat on exams or bribe coaches, showing the efforts of some wealthy parents to get their kids to prestigious colleges

More than 50 people have been charged in the massive case, which was orchestrated, prosecutors said, by William Singer of Newport Beach, Calif., businessman who has been working with federal investigators since September 2018

Ms Loughlin, best known for playing Aunt Becky on the 1990s sitcom ‘Full House,’ and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, 57, a fashion designer, became the 23rd and 24th parents to plead guilty in this deal in may Prosecutors said the couple paid $ 500,000 to get their children admitted to USC

Unlike Ms Huffman, who issued a lengthy emotional statement expressing shame about her actions and apologizing to the hard-working students and their parents, Ms Loughlin made no public statement when she pleaded guilty via Zoom

But when sentenced in August, Ms Loughlin tearfully apologized.She said she believed she was acting out of love for her children, but realized that she was only undermining them and that  » she had contributed to inequalities in society

« This awareness weighs heavily on me, » Ms Loughlin said: « and while I wish I could go back and do things differently, I can only take responsibility and move on »

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Mr. Giannulli is expected to report to prison for a five-month sentence on November 19, prosecutors say He was also sentenced to two years of supervised release, during which time he must perform 250 hours of community service general and pay a fine of $ 250,000

One of the prosecutors, Eric S Rosen of the US Massachusetts District Attorney’s Office said in May that Ms Loughlin and Mr Giannulli knew that Mr Singer falsely introduced their two daughters to USC as experienced coxswains, and they both bothered to keep the staff at the Girls’ High School in the dark

After their youngest daughter was provisionally admitted to USC as a sports rookie, Mr. The singer told the couple to keep quiet, M Rosen said SP Loughlin texted his youngest daughter, the prosecutor said, warning her that telling her high school counselor that USC was her first choice could be « a flag for the weasel to mingle » and do not « tell this man too much »

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