When the Hallmark Channel fired Lori Loughlin from When Calls the Heart, some Hearties were heartbroken. However, other fans of the Hallmark Channel show believe she deserves her stay in prison. Loughlin, 57, reported to Dublin on Friday, October 30 to serve her two–month sentence for fraud in the college admissions scandal. Since then, a source has said the WCTH alum is a “wreck” since heading behind bars.
When Calls The Heart alum Lori Loughlin and prison
A source told Us Weekly, “Lori really went into prison strong, she had her faith and the support of her family, but the first few days and road ahead are daunting.” However, a second source said the Full House star is a “wreck.”
That source said the actress had tried her best to be brave and look to the end result. However, reportedly nothing could dissipate Loughlin’s fears of prison. While her sentence is only two months, she was dreading it. Her mind tells her that “something will go horribly wrong in prison, or her stay behind bars could be prolonged.
Loughlin arrived at the federal correctional institution of Dublin on Friday, October 30. She had initially requested to serve her time at the Victorville federal correctional institution. However, it turned out that Dublin, where Felicity Huffman served 11 days of her sentence, has lower coronavirus numbers.
College admissions scandal
Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were arrested in March 2010. This related to their part in the nationwide college admissions scandal. Originally, the couple pleaded not guilty to the charges. They stand accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to smooth their daughters’ acceptance into the University of Southern California.
In May this year, Loughlin agreed to change their pleas to guilty as part of a plea deal. Three months later, she was sentenced to two months in prison. She was also made to pay a $150,000 fine, along with two years of supervised release. Loughlin will also have to go through 100 hours of community service.
Her husband, Mossimo, received a five-month sentence in prison, along with a $250,000 fine. He will face two years of supervised release, along with 250 hours of community service. While his wife is already behind bars, Giannulli has until November 19 to surrender and start serving his time at The Federal Correctional Institution, Lompoc.
Lori Loughlin’s virtual hearing
While addressing the judge during her virtual hearing on August 21, Loughlin was in tears. She told the judge she “went along with the plan to give her daughters an unfair advantage in the college admissions process.”
The actress admitted to the judge that she had ignored her intuition and swayed from her moral compass. She believed she was doing this out of love for her children. However, in reality, she had only “undermined and diminished” her daughters’ abilities and accomplishments.
Loughlin went on to tell the judge that she wished she could go back and do things differently. However, she can only take responsibility and move forward.”
When news of the college admissions scandal broke, the Hallmark Channel dropped Loughlin from her role as Abigail on When Calls The Heart. It was decided not to recast her role and her character was sent away from Hope Valley.
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