“The parties recently agreed that the defendant can report to prison on October 30, 2020, instead of on November 19, 2020. The defendant has further agreed that, during her 2-month sentence, she will not seek an early release from prison on COVID-related grounds,” prosecutors said in a statement.
Loughlin will adhere to the Bureau of Prisons’ coronavirus protocols, which say she will have to be screened and tested for COVID-19 and quarantine for 14 days. The low-security prison in Dublin, California holds 874 inmates, two of whom have contracted the virus.
In August, Loughlin was handed a two-month sentence while her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, was given five months for paying bribes totaling half a million dollars in order for their daughters to gain admission to USC as rowing recruits.
The couple’s plea deal requires Loughlin to pay a $150,000 fine and perform 100 hours of community service and for Giannulli to pay a $250,000 fine and perform 250 hours of community service.
Loughlin and Giannulli were sentenced to three months after they confessed to engaging in the bribery scandal, which involved a total of 30 high-profile parents who pleaded guilty in the case. These parents were paying enormous bribes to get their underperforming children into good universities with falsified test scores or athletic credentials.