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Lori Loughlin has reported to a California prison to start her two month sentence 

Lori Loughlin has reported to a prison near her home in California to start her two month sentence for her role in the college bribery scheme, NBC reports. 

The actress pleaded guilty to fraud earlier this year after paying $500,000 to get her two daughters into USC under the guise that they were athletic recruits.

Her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, was also involved. He was sentenced to five months in prison in August and has not yet served his sentence but must report to prison by November 19. 

Lori Loughlin has reported to a prison near her home in California to start her two month sentence for her role in the college bribery scheme, NBC reports

Lori Loughlin has reported to a prison near her home in California to start her two month sentence for her role in the college bribery scheme, NBC reports

Lori Loughlin has reported to a prison near her home in California to start her two month sentence for her role in the college bribery scheme, NBC reports

Lori asked that she be able to serve out her sentence at Victorville, which is close to the couple's home

Lori asked that she be able to serve out her sentence at Victorville, which is close to the couple's home

Lori asked that she be able to serve out her sentence at Victorville, which is close to the couple’s home 

It means they will both be behind bars over the holidays. 

Loughlin had asked to go to Victorville on the outskirts of L.A. Giannulli asked to go to Lompoc, near Santa Barbara. 

At her Zoom sentencing in August, Lori cried and told the judge she was ‘deeply sorry’.  

‘I went along with a plan to give my daughters an unfair advantage… and in doing so I ignored intuition and allowed myself to be swayed from my moral compass.

‘It only undermined and diminished my daughters’ abilities and accomplishments.

‘I now understand my decision helped exacerbate existing inequalities generally… that realization weighs heavily on me,’ she said. 

The famous pair paid $500,000 to get their daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella into USC by pretending they were champion coxswains. 

Lori with the couple's daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella

Lori with the couple's daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella

Lori with the couple’s daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella

They were among dozens of well-heeled parents who paid for their kids’ entry. 

Felicity Huffman also took part in the scheme, that was masterminded by Rick Singer. She was sentenced to two weeks in prison. 

During Friday’s hearing, Giannulli’s attorney described him as a ‘fiercely devoted’ father who’d always put his kids – both the girls with Lori and his son from a previous relationship – first. 

He said he had no idea Rick Singer was a criminal when he met him, and that neither he nor his wife ever saw the finished college applications that the girls submitted. 

‘Mr Giannulli did not attend or graduate from college. He and his wife needed assistance in order to help navigate the process,’ Giannulli’s lawyer, Sean Berkowtiz, said. 

‘[He] recommended Rick Singer to them as a renowned college counselor who could help guide them through the process. 

‘At the time, he was not presented as a felon or a huckster or a fraud,’ Berkowitz went on. 

Berkowitz then referred to the scheme whereby they pretended the girls were star athletes to get them in as sporting recruits as a ‘side door’. 

‘It wasn’t until April 2016 that Mr. Singer first suggested the side door that you’ve heard about. 

‘Never did Mr Singer suggest to Moss or his family that they cheat on their tests and both achieved strong grades and test scores. 

‘Having said that, when Mr. Singer made the recommendation of the side door, Moss ignored alarm doors, red flags and he went ahead and assisted by taking pictures,’ Berkowitz said.  

He went on that he ‘deeply regrets bringing his wife into the scheme’ and complained that the girls have been bullied more than any of the other children involved.  

‘The family has been the face of the crisis in a way disproportionate to their overall role.

‘You’ll hear more about that this afternoon . 

‘This is a good man who made terrible mistakes,’ he concluded.

Giannulli and Loughlin’s plea deals came after months of them insisting they had done no wrong. 

They suddenly changed their tune as COVID-19 swept the prison system and triggered early releases. 

Neither of them gave explanations for their sudden change of heart. 

Among others to be sentenced is Felicity Huffman. 

She pleaded guilty almost immediately. 

VARSITY BLUES SENTENCES  

Lori Loughlin  

Two months in prison; two years supervised release, 100 hours of community service, $150,000 fine

Mossimo Giannulli  

Five months in prison; two years supervised release, 100 hours of community service, $150,000 fine

Felicity Huffman 

14 days prison, 1 year supervised release, 250 hours of community service, fine of $30,000 

Douglas Hodge

Nine months in prison, two years of supervised release, fine of $750,000, 500 hours of community service

Gregory Abbott 

1 month in prison, 1 year of supervised release, 250 hours of community service, fine of $45,000

Marcia Abbott 

1 month in prison, 1 year of supervised release, 250 hours of community service, fine of $45,000

Jane Buckingham 

3 weeks in prison, 1 year of supervised release, fine of $40,000

Gordon Caplan

1 month prison, 1 year of supervised release, 250 hours of community service, fine of $50,000  

Robert Flaxman 

1 month in prison, 1 year of supervised released,  250 hours of community service, fine of $50,000

Agustin Huneus Jr. 

5 months in prison, 2 years of supervised release, 500 hours of community service, $100,000 fine 

Marjorie Klapper 

Three weeks in prison, one year of supervised release, 250 hours of community service, fine of $9,500

Peter Jan Sartorio 

One year probation, 250 hours of community service, fine of $9,500 

Stephen Semprevivo 

Four months in prison, 2 years supervised release, 500 hours of community service, fine of $100,000 

Devin Sloane 

4 months in prison,  2 years supervised release, 500 hours of community service, fine of $95,000  

Toby Macfarlane 

6 months in prison, 1 year of supervised release, 200 hours of community service, fine of $150,000

Jeffrey Bizzack 

2 months in prison, 3 years of supervised release, 300 hours of community service per year of supervised release, fine of $250,000  

Michael Center 

Six months in prison, one year of supervised release, $60,000 forfeiture 

Michelle Janavs 

Five months in prison, two years of supervised release, fine of $250,000 

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Source: Daily Mail |World News

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