Imprisonment after a bribery scandal: Lori Loughlin is free again


Imprisonment after a bribery scandal
Lori Loughlin is at large again

US actress Lori Loughlin, convicted of being involved in a university bribery scandal, leaves prison after two months. Her husband Mossimo Giannulli, on the other hand, still has a few months to go behind bars.

For about two months, “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin was behind bars for her role in a university bribery scandal. Now the star was allowed to leave the prison in the state of California, reports the US-American website “People”. In contrast to her husband Mossimo Giannulli, who is also in prison, Loughlin has fully served her sentence.

Giannulli went to another penal institution in California about 400 kilometers away on November 19, 2020, about three weeks after his wife. In contrast to his wife, Giannulli does not have to stay there for two but five months. He can therefore only count on a discharge in April 2021.

Together with Loughlin, the designer had admitted in May of this year that he had paid a bribe of 500,000 US dollars (the equivalent of around 410,000 euros) to give their daughters advantages at the University of Southern California. In addition to the prison sentence, Loughlin was fined $ 150,000 and 150 hours of community service in August of this year, for her husband it was $ 250,000 and 250 hours.

Daughter is ashamed

A few weeks ago, one of the couple’s daughters first spoke publicly about the case in which their parents paid a bribe for them. Only through the scandal did she learn how privileged she was her entire life, said 21-year-old Olivia Jade Giannulli on the Facebook show “Red Table Talk”. She lived in her own bubble and only later understood why people were so upset. Today she is “embarrassed”. After the scandal became known, she stopped showing up at university out of sheer shame. “But I shouldn’t have been there at all, so there was no point going back,” said the 21-year-old.

In the university scandal last year it was revealed that in addition to Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, other wealthy parents had paid bribes. The same goes for “Desperate Housewives” actress Felicity Huffman, who only went to prison for eleven days due to a much lower bribe.

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