Lori Loughlin reports to federal prison over college admission scandal
© Getty Images

Actress Lori Loughlin on Friday reported to a federal prison in California, where she will begin her two-month sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal, according to multiple reports.

The U.S. Attorney’s office in Boston confirmed on Friday that Loughlin was being processed at a federal facility in Dublin, Calif. 

“The parties recently agreed that the defendant can report to prison on October 30, 2020, instead of on November 19, 2020. The defendant has further agreed that, during her two month sentence, she will not seek an early release from prison on COVID-related grounds,” prosecutors said in a statement, The Associated Press reported.


Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Loughlin will be tested for COVID-19 and quarantine for 14 days. 

The “Full House” star received the two-month sentence in August as part of a plea deal, in addition to a $150,000 fine, followed by two years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service. Loughlin’s husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, was sentenced to five months in a federal facility, as well as a $250,000 fine followed by two years of supervised release and 250 hours of community service. 

Prosecutors said that Giannulli did not report to prison alongside Loughlin on Friday, the AP reported.

The couple was accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to California-based consultant Rick Singer in the college admissions scandal for their daughters, Olivia Jade Giannulli and Isabella Giannulli, to be accepted into the University of Southern California.

The couple pleaded guilty in May after initially maintaining their innocence since March 2019. They are among nearly 30 parents who have pleaded guilty in the case.

Singer, who has pleaded guilty, was expected to testify against the couple if their case went to trial.

Loughlin is not the only celebrity parent to receive a jail sentence in the college admissions scandal; actress Felicity Huffman served nearly two weeks in prison late last year after admitting to paying $15,000 to have her daughter’s exam answers corrected. 

The Hill has reached out to the U.S. Attorney’s office in the District of Massachusetts for comment.