It’s been over a year since Lori Loughlin, her husband, and a dozen others were charged in the nationwide college admissions cheating scandal. She was accused of paying $500,000 to guarantee her daughters’ admission to the University of Southern California. Lori Loughlin and her husband had paid a college consultant the said sum in order to get their two daughters admitted to the University as crew recruits even though neither girl participated in the sport.
In May 2020, in proceedings carried out via videoconference due to the corona-virus, she pleaded guilty to charges of mail and wire fraud brought on by federal prosecutors and was sentenced to two months in federal prison, two hours of supervised release, 100 hours of community service, and a fine of $150,000.
Loughlin and her husband, who will serve five months in prison, had spent more than a year fighting the charges brought against them. However, addressing the Judge during her sentencing, Lori apologized to the Judge and everyone, saying, “I made an awful decision. I went along with a plan to give my daughters an unfair advantage in the college admissions process, and in doing so, I ignored my intuition and allowed myself to be swayed from my moral compass.” Promising to make up for her failings, Lori said, “I have great faith in God, and I believe in redemption, and I will do everything in my power to redeem myself and use this experience as a catalyst to do good.”
Now, according to documents sighted by the US magazine, the presiding judge has acceded to Lori Loughlin’s request to serve her prison sentence in a medium-security prison, which is close to her multi-million-dollar home in Hidden Hills, California.
In a move that reminds us of Pablo Escobar’s scenario, Lori Loughlin will serve her prison sentence from a facility of her choice. The facility in which Lori is to spend her prison time is quite luxurious. Vanity Fair called the facility “a little more luxe than your run-of-the-mill penitentiary.” And they are not far from the truth.
Investigations I carried out on the facility showed that the correctional facility houses a little more than 300 inmates and comes with amenities befitting of the status of the Hollywood star actress. You would be forgiven to mistake the facility for a vocational retreat center. It comes with top of the range recreational equipment and programs, including step aerobics, yoga, spinning, Pilates, painting, calligraphy, crotchet, origami, ceramics, and other wellness programs you can think of.
There’s also the availability of songwriting and ukulele lessons for creatives who might be interested in such.
Meanwhile, Massimo Giannuli, a fashion designer and husband to “The CW” and “Fuller House” star actress, will be serving his sentence at the low-security federal prison for men in Santa Barbara County, in California. Lori Loughlin and her husband are to report to their respective facilities by 2 pm on the 19th of November.