Lori Loughlin has finally been released from prison after a 2-month prison term in Dublin California. She was known for various roles including Rebecca Donaldson-Katsopolis on the ABC sitcom Full House, Debbie Wilson on CW series 90210, Jennifer Shannon on the Hallmark series Garage Sale Mystery, and in When Calls the Heart as Abigail Stanton.
She and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were arrested in March 2019 for paying $500,000 to get their two daughters admitted into the University of Southern California. They maintained their innocence for an entire year before finally pleading guilty. On top of her release, she must pay a fine of $150,00 and serve 100 hours of community service with a 2-year supervised release. Her husband was sentenced to 5-months in prison, fined $250,000, and spend 250 hours of community service.
Due to the coronavirus, Loughlin went before the judge in a virtual hearing. She told the judge she decided the idea was a good way to give her daughters an unfair advantage. She further said she ignored her intuition and allowed herself to be persuaded, ignoring her moral conscience. She also admitted that what she did sabotaged her daughters’ abilities and accomplishments.
Originally, she was to serve her sentence at the correctional facility in Victorville, CA but instead chose to go to Dublin because there were fewer cases of Covid-19. This is where Felicity Huffman served her 11-day sentence after she paid $15,000 to boost her daughter’s SAT scores.
It has been a while since we have heard from Loughlin and other elitists in Hollywood that seem to believe they live by different rules than the rest of us. How this situation has affected her career, only time will tell. If her daughters want to attend college, they will have to do it the same way as everyone else through studying and hard work. Hopefully, she has learned her lesson and has realized we all have to pay the piper sooner or later.