Lori Loughlin: actress back at large after two months

Lori Loughlin
Actress back at large after two months

Actress Lori Loughlin has served her sentence.

Actress Lori Loughlin has served her sentence.

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US star Lori Loughlin has served her two-month sentence in the wake of a bribery scandal and has now been allowed to leave prison.

For around two months, "Full House" actress Lori Loughlin (56) was behind bars because of her role in a university bribery scandal. On Monday morning (December 28th) the star was allowed to leave the prison in the state of California, reports the US-American website "People". In contrast to her husband Mossimo Giannulli (57), who is also in prison, Loughlin has served her sentence in full.

Giannulli went to another penal institution in California about 400 kilometers away on November 19, 2020, about three weeks after his wife. In contrast to his wife, Giannulli does not have to stay there for two but five months. He can therefore only count on a discharge in April 2021.

Couple admitted guilt

Together with Loughlin, the designer had admitted in May of this year that he had paid a bribe of 500,000 US dollars (the equivalent of around 410,000 euros) to give their daughters advantages at the University of Southern California. In addition to jail, Loughlin was fined $ 150,000 and 150 hours of community service in August of that year, her husband's $ 250,000 and 250 hours.

In the university scandal last year it was revealed that in addition to Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, other wealthy parents had paid bribes. The same goes for "Desperate Housewives" actress Felicity Huffman (58), who only went to prison for eleven days due to a much lower bribe.