Lori Loughlin Begins Prison Sentence in College Admissions Scandal

The actress will serve two months at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California.

Lori Loughlin on Friday began her prison sentence following her conviction in the college admission scandal. Her inmate number is 77827-112, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

The Full House actress surrendered to authorities at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, NBC News reported. The facility, which Loughlin was allowed to choose, is about 40 miles east of San Francisco. She was ordered to report no later than Nov. 19.

In August, Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were both sentenced to prison. The actress was sentenced to two months in prison and two years of supervised release during which time she must complete 100 hours of community service. She was also ordered to pay a fine of $150,000.

Giannulli was sentenced to five months in prison and two years of supervised release, during which time he must complete 250 hours of community service. He was also ordered to pay a fine of $250,000.  Giannulli must surrender by Nov. 19.

The Hollywood couple initially pleaded not guilty when accused of paying the head schemer $500,000 to get both their daughters into the University of Southern California. They were set to go to trial in October. However, in May, they reversed course and pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in order to cut a deal: Five months behind bars for Giannulli and two months for Loughlin.

Loughlin, 56, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud. Giannulli, 57, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud. In return for their pleas, prosecutors agreed to dismiss the tacked-on charges of money laundering and federal programs bribery.

The couple, along with 48 others, was arrested after federal prosecutors in Boston unsealed a criminal complaint in March 2019, which charged all with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud for allegedly cheating the collegiate system in order for their children to be admitted to upper-echelon universities.