Two wealthy parents were convicted Friday of buying their kids’ way into school as athletic recruits in the first case to go to trial in the college admissions cheating scandal that embroiled prestigious universities across the country.
Lori Loughlin was released from prison on Monday after serving two months for her role in the national college admissions scandal.
“Full House” star Lori Loughlin will be sentenced to two months in prison after a judge accepted her plea deal with prosecutors for paying $500,000 in bribes to cheat the college admissions process.
As part of a plea deal, Loughlin will likely serve two months in prison and Giannulli will serve five months.
She was released early as part of a policy regarding inmates who are set to be released on weekends, according to a prison official.
The charge accuses the parents of attempting to bribe officials at an organization that receives federal funding.
Parents Douglas Hodge, Michelle Janavs, Manuel Henriquez and Elizabeth Henriquez entered guilty pleas in Boston's federal court Monday after previously pleading not guilty. Each faces charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.
A judge has sentenced Felicity Huffman to 14 days in prison for her role in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal.
Actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman faced court appearances Wednesday on charges they took part in the college bribery scandal that has ensnared dozens of wealthy parents.