The fashion designer, 57, surrendered to The Federal Correctional Institution in Lompoc, near Santa Barbara, California, the Associated Press reported. Loughlin, 56, for her part, reported to the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California on October 30, Us Weekly confirmed at the time.
Loughlin and Giannulli agreed to a plea deal for their involvement in the admissions scandal in May. The actress pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, according to an announcement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office at the time. Her husband pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud for his part in the scandal.
In August, Loughlin was sentenced to two months of prison, two years of supervised release, 100 hours of community service and a $150,000 fine in August. The Mossimo founder was sentenced to five months in prison and a $250,000 fine. After his release, Giannulli must complete two years of supervised release and 250 hours of community service.
It was first reported that Loughlin and Giannulli were accused in March 2019 of paying $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters Bella Giannulli, 22, and Olivia Jade Giannulli, 21, accepted to the University of Southern California as crew recruits, though neither had actually participated in the sport. They originally pleaded not guilty but changed their plea in May 2020 after a judge refused to dismiss the charges brought up against them.