Actress Lori Loughlin could be getting out of prison for the Holidays sooner than later.
Loughlin currently expects her prison sentence to expire on December 27, according to the Bureau of Prisons. The organization’s website explains how the agency handles releasing its inmates in special circumstances.
“The Bureau of Prisons may release an inmate whose release date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or legal holiday, on the last preceding weekday unless it is necessary to detain the inmate for another jurisdiction seeking custody under a detainer, or for any other reason which might indicate that the inmate should not be released until the inmate’s scheduled release date,” the website states.
The former Full House star did receive a two-month sentence earlier this year for her participation in a college admissions fraud case involving her daughter. Loughlin’s husband Mossimo Giannulli also got a five-month prison term for his role in the scandal.
Citing a Bureau of Prisons spokesperson, Fox News says the 56-year-old began her sentence on Friday, October 30. She checked herself into the Federal Correctional Facility in Dublin, California. The federal prison is a low-security facility and houses over 1,000 female inmates. Giannulli has yet to report to a facility for his five-month sentence.
Loughlin Pleads Guilty
Louglin and Giannulli plead guilty to charges stemming from the scam. The couple allegedly paid $500,000 to William “Rick” Singer in exchange for their two daughters getting into the University of Southern California. The daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabell Gianulli were reportedly “recruits” to join the school’s rowing team. Neither have records of participation in the sport.
The couple’s sentences put an end to a lengthy legal battle. As a result, they initially pleaded not guilty to expanded charges of bribery brought against them in October. They would later change course and plead guilty.
H/T: Fox News