Kudos to the Justice Department of the United States government for getting a dangerous criminal off the streets, as actress Lori Loughlin began her prison sentence Friday following her conviction in the college admission scandal. She surrendered to authorities at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California, according to NBC News. Loughlin was able to choose the facility in which she wanted to serve her sentence, and she selected this one, located about 40 miles east of San Francisco. It’s a low-security prison for female inmates.
It’s been a long road for Loughlin since the spring of 2019, when this story first broke. Her sentence is for two months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release, during which time she must complete 100 hours of community service and pay a fine of $150,000.
Her husband, Massimo Giannulli, was sentenced to five months in prison and two years of supervised release, and his community-service expectation is 250 hours, along with a $250,000 fine. The L.A. couple initially pleaded not guilty of paying $500,000 to get their daughters into the University of Southern California. With the trial set for October, Loughlin and her husband instead pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in order to cut a deal for shorter jail time.
A total of 50 people have been arrested in the Varsity Blues saga, with many having served jail time already.
Loughlin checked into prison early, on Friday; she had been ordered to report no later than November 19. Her inmate number is 77827-112, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.