According to documents obtained by In Touch, Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton signed off on the former Fuller House star’s request on September 9. Lori, 56, will “be designated to a facility closest to her home in California, preferably the camp at FCI Victorville, if commensurate with the appropriate security level,” the document read. Us Weekly was the first to break the news.
That said, the Bureau of Prisons will need to approve her request as well, though she already has a registration number assigned to her. Loughlin is ordered to surrender to the facility no later than 2 p.m. on November 19, 2020.
Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were arrested in March 2019 after they were accused of paying $500,000 to get their daughters Isabella Giannulli, 22, and Olivia Jade Giannulli, 20, into the University of Southern California as crew recruits even though they do not compete in the sport. After initially denying their involvement in the college admissions scandal — called “Varsity Blues” by prosecutors — the pair owned up to their wrongdoing in the bribery scheme in May.
Loughlin pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud at the time, while Giannulli pleaded guilty to the same charge, as well as honest services wire and mail fraud.
Following news of their plea deals, Bella and Olivia felt a sense of relief, an insider exclusively told In Touch. “They know that their parents had their best interests at heart when they did what they did, but it was wrong and they got caught,” the source said. “They should have admitted their guilt from the beginning, but now that they have, they can all move on.”
As prison inches closer, Loughlin has been “trying to prepare by doing yoga and meditation, but there’s nothing that could ease her fear and sense of doom,” a separate source divulged.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, visitors in the prison facility will be limited. “She knows it’s not a long sentence,” the source added of her two-month stint, but the idea of not having interaction with her girls is making the ordeal that much more difficult. It’s the “hardest part.”
With reporting by Marjorie Hernandez
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