Months ago, the American press exploded the celebrity bribery scandal at a prestigious American university, in which some celebrities paid millions of dollars to accept their daughters and sons, and they were charged with bribery, and they were sentenced to less than a year in prison, and among that famous actress Lori Loughlin.
According to various media outlets, American actress Lori Loughlin, star of the popular American comedy series “Full House”, was released from prison on Monday morning December 28, after spending two months behind bars for paying bribes worth half a million dollars to inflict her two daughters: Olivia Jade Giannulli. 20 years old, and Isabella Rose Giannoli (21 years old) at one of the most prestigious American universities.
The American actress, “56-year-old,” was imprisoned in a federal prison in Dublin, California, where she was serving her sentence for her role in the university placement bribe scheme, the Federal Bureau of Prisons reported.
And the same prison where fellow actress Felicity Hoffman, star of the series “Desperate Housewives”, has also served her sentence in the same case.
I paid a $ 150,000 fine
Lori Loughlin also paid a fine of $ 150,000, and after her release from prison, she is still required to complete the public service hours chosen by the judge.
Her husband, the fashion designer, Massimo Giannoli, will be released next year
Loughlin’s husband, fashion designer Massimo Giannoli, is serving a five-month prison sentence in a federal prison in Lombok near Santa Barbara, California, where he was admitted on November 19, according to court records obtained by People magazine and website.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons said that Giannoli was set to be released on April 17th.
And imposed on Massimo Gianoli to pay a fine of 250 thousand dollars, and was also sentenced to 250 hours of community service will begin to perform after his release next year.
For this reason, the husband’s punishment is greater than that of his wife, Lori Loughlin
Prosecutors stated that Massimo Giannoli deserved a maximum sentence because he was a more active participant in the scheme.
Lori Loughlin and her husband, Massimo Giannoli, were among the notable culprits of the scheme, which revealed the extent to which some wealthy parents would go to get their children into elite universities.
How to pay bribes
Authorities said parents had bribed through a sham charity run by an admissions counselor to enroll their children in top colleges by adopting incorrect sports certificates or forged test scores.
The famous couple decided last May to pay half a million dollars to enroll their two daughters at the University of Southern California, as they were members of the university’s sports team, even though the two girls were not.
It is noteworthy that Lori Loughlin entered prison last October after being sentenced to prison for her involvement in the university bribery case, but her sentence was lenient because her role was much less than that of her husband, Massimo Giannoli.
In addition, she was quick to admit and admit her guilt and agree to pay bribes to accept her two daughters in the university and to obtain an unfair advantage in the university admission process for them.
According to some sources, Lori Loughlin was crying from the severity of her affectation during her apology to the judge for her guilt, and she promised to compensate for what she had done by participating in charitable work.