Lori Laughlin released from jail after sentenced to 2 months for college admission scam


Best known for her role as Aunt Becky in “Full House”, Laughlin pleaded guilty in May to a conspiracy charge and to pay $ 500,000 to the mastermind of the scheme to her two daughters. Admitted to enter University of Southern California under false pretenses.
Her husband, fashion designer Mosimo Gianulli, also pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges under a conspiracy deal. He reported at the Federal Correctional Complex in Lumpok, California on 19 November to serve a five-month sentence.

Laughlin should also serve two years of supervised release, serve 100 hours of community service and pay a $ 150,000 fine, and Giannulli was ordered to serve two years of supervised, 250 hours of community service. And pay a fine of $ 250,000.

Loflin and Giannulli were some of the best-known names for cheating, bribing and lying in the hyper-competitive college admissions process.
Lori Laughlin begins two-month jail sentence in college admission scam
He paid $ 500,000 as part of a conspiracy with Rick Singer, the mastermind of the scandal, and a USC athletics official to recruit his two daughters to the university as a recruiter on the crew, even as he participated in the crew. Not Taken.

Singer referred to his plan as the “side door” of entry, contrasting it with the “front door” of merit and the “back door” of multimillion dollar donations. He has pleaded guilty to several charges and is cooperating with prosecutors.

The prosecution accused more than 50 parents with participating in the scandal, and more than two dozen have pleaded guilty and sentenced to months in prison. For example, actress Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty to conspiracy to pay Singer $ 15,000 to raise her daughter’s SAT score. Finally, in October last year, he had to spend 11 days in jail.

‘I am ready to face the consequences’

As part of the plan, Giannuli e-mailed pictures of Singer posing on his daughters’ indoor rowing machines, which were then used to create athletic profiles, states with criminal complaints.

“The good news is my daughter … (U) is in SC … bad I had to make the system work,” Giannulli allegedly wrote in an email to her accountant.

Prosecutors have also accused her younger daughter of advising her daughter to deal with suspicions of her crew’s resume.

The daughters are no longer enrolled at USC, the school said last year.

Lori Laughlin and Mosimo Gianulli plead guilty in college admission scam

At her virtual sentencing hearing in August, Laughlin apologized for her actions.

“I planned to give undue benefits to my daughters in the college admissions process,” Laughlin said. “In doing so I ignored my intuition and let myself be swept away by my moral compass. I felt that I was acting lovingly for my children. But in reality, it reduced my daughters’ abilities and achievements done.”

She said that she now understood that her decision helped eliminate existing inequalities in society.

“I could go back and do things differently as long as I wanted, I could only take responsibility and move on,” she said as her voice cracked and she started crying.

“I’m really, deeply and deeply sorry,” she said, wiping tears from her face with both hands. “I am ready to face the consequences and make amends.”

CNN’s Sarah Moon, Mark Morales and Dakin Andone contributed to this report.

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