Lori Loughlin released from prison after serving 2-month sentence in college admissions scandal

Authorities released actress Lori Loughlin from prison Monday morning after she finished a two-month sentence for paying a half-million dollars in bribes to get her daughters into the University of Southern California.

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The “Full House” actress served her sentence in the federal lockup in Dublin, California. Officials with the federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed to The Associated Press that she was released Monday.

Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty in May to agreeing to pay $500,000 in bribes to have their daughters labeled as recruits to USC’s crew team, though neither participated in the sport. Loughlin and Giannulli fought the allegations for months before admitting to participating in the scheme.

Earlier this year, a judge ordered Loughlin to serve two months in prison, pay a $150,000 fine and serve 100 hours of community service for her role in the scheme. Her husband, who remained Monday at a prison in Santa Barbara, was handed a five-month sentence and ordered to pay a $250,000 fine and to serve 250 hours of community service.

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Loughlin and Giannulli were among more than 50 people charged last year with participating in a wide-scale college admissions bribery scheme. Prosecutors said the parents hired college admissions consultant William “Rick” Singer to bribe college coaches and rig test scores to get their children into elite universities.

Singer has also pleaded guilty to charges connected to the bribery scheme.

Authorities also charged “Desperate Housewives” actress Felicity Huffman for paying Singer to falsify her eldest daughter’s college entrance exam. Prosecutors said she paid Singer $15,000, which she disguised as a charitable donation, to rig her daughter’s SAT score.

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Huffman served 11 days of a 14-day prison sentence, paid a fine and served 250 hours of community service after pleading guilty last year to a charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest service mail fraud.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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