By Lisa Richwine
Los Angeles – “Full House’’ actress Lori Loughlin has begun a two-month prison sentence for her role in avast college admissions fraud scheme to help her daughters gain entry into a top US university, a prison official said on Friday.
Loughlin, 56, reported to a low-security federal correctional institution in Dublin, California, a spokesperson for the prison said by phone.
After initially fighting the charges, Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud.
Prosecutors said Loughlin and Giannulli paid $500 000 inbribes to secure spots for their daughters at the University of Southern California (USC) as fake athletic recruits for the school’s crew team even though neither rowed competitively.