Lori Loughlin Reports to Prison — Where Is She Serving Her Time?
Months after pleading guilty for her involvement in the college cheating scandal, actress Lori Loughlin has reported to federal prison to start her two-month sentence.
NBC News reports Loughlin turned herself in at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, the same facility where Felicity Huffman served her prison sentence last year.
Loughlin's prison location comes as a surprise since she requested to serve her sentence closer to hom, “preferably the camp at FCI Victorville.” A judge had signed off on the request.
Days before she surrendered, a source close to Loughlin told People magazine, “She's mentally preparing for this. She wants to go in, do her time, and get out. She wants it to be as uneventful as possible, and she wants this to be a distant memory by 2021."
"She is going to set her jaw and do her time," the insider added. "Of course she's dreading it, but she's resigned that it's the way to get this behind her. She's already thinking about how 2021 will be better for her, and she'll be able to move forward. There's some humility there that people didn't see before. She's going to learn what she can from the experience, and hopefully become an even better person from this. She's open to learn the lessons that she needs to learn."
Along with her prison time, Loughlin is required to pay a $150,000 fine, perform 100 hours of community service, and be on two years of supervised release as part of her plea deal.
In August, Loughlin apologized for her actions at her sentencing, telling the judge via Zoom, "I've made an awful decision. I went along with a plan to give my daughters an unfair advantage in the college decision process. I thought I was acting out of love for my children, but in reality, it only undermined my daughter's abilities and accomplishments. My decision helped exacerbate existing inequalities in society.”
"I believe in God and I believe in redemption, and I will do everything in my power to redeem myself and do good and give back for the rest of my life. I am truly, profoundly, and deeply sorry," Loughlin added.
Loughlin was required to self-surrender by November 19.
Loughlin's husband Mossimo Giannulli has not reported to prison yet. After pleading guilty, he has been sentenced to five months in prison. He will be required to pay a $250,000 fine and be on two years of supervised release.
His attorney requested that Giannulli serve his time at Lompac Camp, which was approved by the judge.
During the virtual hearing, Mossimo said, “I deeply regret the harm that my actions have caused my daughters, my wife, and others. I take full responsibility for my conduct. I am ready to accept the consequences and move forward with the lessons I've learned from this experience.”
According to court documents filed last year, Loughlin and Giannulli "agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC."
Loughlin and Giannulli were among 50 charged in the scandal last year. Nearly two dozen of the parents have pleaded guilty, including Felicity Huffman.