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Lori Loughlin Is Released From Prison

She served nearly 2 months in college bribery scandal

(Newser) - Lori Loughlin is a free woman again. The Full House actress was released from a federal prison in California on Monday after serving nearly two months in the college admissions bribery scandal , reports People . Her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, is scheduled to be released in April after his own...

With Her Parents in Prison, Olivia Jade Opens Up

'We messed up,' she says of herself and parents Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli

(Newser) - Olivia Jade Giannulli appeared on Jada Pinkett Smith's Facebook Watch show Red Table Talk Tuesday in hopes of "leav[ing] it on the table." It being her family's part in the college admissions scandal, a role that earned parents Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli prison time. People ...

And Now, a New College Admissions Scandal

Ex-Harvard coach, father charged in $1.5M scam

(Newser) - The former fencing coach at Harvard and a wealthy Maryland businessman were arrested Monday on accusations that the coach took $1.5 million in bribes in exchange for helping the businessman get his two sons into the Ivy League school as recruited fencers, the AP reports. Peter Brand, 67, who...

What Lori Loughlin's Prison Day Is Like

One report says 'Full House' actress is 'a wreck'; another report says that's an exaggeration

(Newser) - Hoping to have a fresh start by 2021, Lori Loughlin reported early last week to start her two-month prison sentence for her role in the college admissions bribery scandal . Varying reports are now emerging on how she's doing on the inside, with one source telling Us Weekly that the...

Inmate 77827-112 Starts Her Sentence Early

Lori Loughlin reports for two-month sentence in college admissions scandal

(Newser) - Lori Loughlin, inmate 77827-112, has begun serving her two-month prison sentence in the college admissions bribery scandal. The Full House actress, who wasn't due at the federal prison in Dublin, California, until Nov. 19, turned herself in Friday, NBC News reports. Her term is to begin with a coronavirus...

Felicity Huffman Has Paid Full Debt to Society

Actress' sentence now 100% complete

(Newser) - Felicity Huffman is free and clear. The actress' rep tells People that Huffman has completed her full sentence for the college admissions scandal; that included the 14-day prison sentence of which Huffman served 11 days plus 250 hours of community service and one year of supervised release. TMZ reports that...

Audit: UC Admitted 64 Students as 'Favors'

State audit came in response to college admissions scandal

(Newser) - A California state audit has found that the University of California wrongly admitted at least 64 wealthy students over the past six years as “favors to donors, family, and friends." The California State Auditor also found in the audit released Tuesday that campus staff falsely designated 22 of...

Lori Loughlin Sentenced to Prison in College Scam

She will serve 2 months, and husband Mossimo Giannulli will serve 5 months

(Newser) - Aunt Becky is going to prison, though only for 2 months. Actress Lori Loughlin of Full House fame received the sentence Friday over her role in the college admissions scam , reports the AP . Prior to her sentencing, husband Mossimo Giannulli, a clothing designer, received a sentence of 5 months, per...

Lori Loughlin Waits for Judge to Decide on Guilty Pleas

After more than a year of denials, couple drops claims of innocence in admissions scam

(Newser) - Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, became the 24th and 25th parents to plead guilty in the college admissions scandal on Friday, but their pleas aren't official yet. A judge in Massachusetts told the actress and the fashion designer that he can't accept their pleas until he'...

Lori Loughlin to Plead Guilty, Serve Time Behind Bars

'Full House' star's husband, Mossimo Giannulli, will also plead guilty

(Newser) - For more than a year, it looked like Lori Loughlin would fight the charges against her in the college admissions bribery scandal. Apparently, she's changed her mind: Per the Los Angeles Times and ABC News , the 55-year-old Full House actress and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, will plead guilty to...

Judge Passes on Dismissing Charges Against Loughlin

Defense had argued misconduct by FBI agents

(Newser) - A judge declined Friday to dismiss charges against actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and other prominent parents accused of cheating the college admissions process who argue they were entrapped by federal authorities. US District Judge Nathaniel Gorton rejected the defense's bid to toss the indictment...

Judge in Loughlin Case: 'Disturbing' Defense Allegations

Federal judge wants more info from prosecutors on claims FBI investigators asked Rick Singer to lie

(Newser) - Lori Loughlin and other parents involved in the college admissions bribery scandal have been trying to get charges against them dropped , claiming misconduct by FBI investigators, and a federal judge now wants more information from prosecutors, calling the allegations "serious and disturbing." Defense attorneys say that Loughlin and...

Judge Releases Admissions Scam Convict Early

Toby Macfarlane's lawyers said he was at risk in prison during pandemic

(Newser) - A parent sentenced to six months in prison for participating in the college admissions bribery scheme is getting to go home early because of the coronavirus pandemic, a federal judge has ruled. Toby Macfarlane, a former real estate executive from Del Mar, California, will be released to home confinement after...

Lori Loughlin: It's Time to Toss Charges

She and other accused parents say ringleader's notes prove they're innocent

(Newser) - As of now, Lori Loughlin and her husband are scheduled to go on trial in October in the college admissions scandal . But on Wednesday night in Boston, Loughlin and other accused parents asked a judge to dismiss the charges against them, reports the Los Angeles Times . The request revolves around...

Lawyers: 'Devastating' New Evidence in Loughlin Case

Notes turned over by prosecution prove her innocence, defense team says

(Newser) - Lawyers for Full House actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, said Wednesday that new evidence shows the couple is innocent of charges that they bribed their daughters' way into the University of Southern California. An attorney for the couple said in a legal filing that prosecutors...

'Loud and Abrasive Call' Might Ruin College Scandal Case

Court filing releases notes from Rick Singer's iPhone

(Newser) - Lori Loughlin, wondering what to read tonight? Try TMZ . The tabloid news site reports that Rick Singer, ringleader in the college admissions scandal, says the FBI angrily told him to lie about a key aspect of the case. One accused parent, Elisabeth Kimmel, made a legal filing Wednesday that claims...

Hot Pockets Heiress Sentenced for College Admissions Bribery

Michelle Janavs gets five months behind bars

(Newser) - An heir to the Hot Pockets fortune was sentenced to five months in prison Tuesday for trying to cheat and bribe her daughters' way into school as part of a nationwide college admissions scam, the AP reports. Michelle Janavs, whose father and uncle invented the microwaveable Hot Pockets turnovers before...

Here's Lori Loughlin's Kid's Alleged Fake Crew Resume

Prosecutors release it in response to a filing from Loughlin, Giannulli

(Newser) - Prosecutors have released the fake crew resume allegedly used by Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli to get their daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli into USC, reports the Boston Herald , which has the document in full here . Per CNN , it lists Olivia Jade, now 20, as the winner of two gold...

Ex-CEO Receives Longest Sentence for 'Appalling' Scam

Judge gives Douglas Hodge, who paid $850,000 to get his kids into college, 9 months in prison

(Newser) - Douglas Hodge, the 14th parent sentenced in the college admissions bribery scandal, received nine months in prison Friday—the longest term in the case so far. Hodge pleaded guilty last fall to paying $850,000 in bribes to get four of his children into the University of Southern California and...

She Investigated Admissions Fraud While Allegedly Taking Part

Prosecutors share emails between Mossimo Giannulli and scheme mastermind

(Newser) - An athletic department administrator asked to investigate puzzling recruitment decisions at the University of Southern California a year before the admissions scandal broke was herself taking part in the fraud, according to new court documents. In March 2018, a USC official asked Donna Heinel to look into three students—Lori...

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