Actor Lori Loughlin has done her time for the infamous college admissions scheme and is ready to put both oars back in the waters of society.
The 56-year-old was released Monday from a federal prison near San Francisco after serving two months for promoting her daughters as USC rowing recruits, a scam perpetrated along with her husband, Mossimo Giannulli.
In an exclusive story from People, a source said Loughlin had a tearful embrace with her daughters Olivia Jade Giannulli, 20, and Isabella Rose Giannulli, 21, and “seems beyond relieved that she can put her prison sentence behind her.”
Loughlin, best known for playing Aunt Becky in ABC’s “Full House,” reportedly has returned to Los Angeles.
“It’s the most stressful thing she has ever dealt with. She plans on spending New Year’s with Olivia and Bella,” according to the source in the story.
Officials at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, about 40 miles east of downtown San Francisco, cited privacy and safety reasons for not providing further details of the release. Bureau of Prisons spokesman Scott Taylor, via a statement, said Loughlin “is no longer in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons.”
Giannulli, a 57-year-old fashion designer, has been at the U.S. penitentiary in Lompoc, Calif., since Nov. 19 and is scheduled to leave on April 17.
Loughlin and Giannulli admitted in May to having paid $500,000 to ringleader Rick Singer to falsely designate their daughters as recruits on the crew team, gaining them special consideration for admission. Neither of the young women was a rower.
The Dublin facility is the same institution that housed “Desperate Housewives” actor Felicity Huffman last year. Huffman was implicated in the same scandal and served 11 days.
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