Lori Loughlin Released From Federal Prison

The 'Full House' star surrendered three weeks early, in late October, to begin her two-month sentence.

Lori Loughlin on Monday was released from an East Bay federal prison, about 40 miles east of San Francisco, after serving time for her part in the 2019 college admissions scandal.

The Full House star surrendered three weeks early, in late October, to begin her two-month sentence. The disgraced actress was ordered to report no later than Nov. 19. She was also ordered to undergo 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.

In August, Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were both sentenced to prison. Giannulli, currently incarcerated, 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.

The Hollywood couple initially pleaded not guilty when accused of paying $500,000 to get both of their daughters into the University of Southern California on false pretenses. Defiant in the charges, the pair was 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. 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.

Through that deal, prosecutors agreed to dismiss the tacked-on charges of money laundering and federal programs bribery.