Lori Loughlin released from prison after serving two-month sentence

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  • Lori Loughlin has been released from prison after serving nearly two months for her role in the high profile college admissions scandal.
  • The Fuller House actress was released from a federal correctional facility in Dublin, California on Monday.
  • The actress must also serve two years of supervised release. 

Actress Lori Loughlin was released from federal prison on Monday after serving a two-month sentence for her role in the high-profile college admission scandal

Best known for playing Aunt Becky in the 1980s sitcom Full House, Lori and her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, were involved in an elaborate scam to secure spots for their children at prestigious US universities.

In May, Lori plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and began serving her sentence on 30 October at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California.

According to PEOPLE, Lori has already paid the $150 000 (R219 1503) fine assessed against her and must still complete her 100 hours community service in order to fulfil the final portion of her sentence. The actress must also serve two years of supervised release. 

US Weekly reported that Lori felt a "definite heaviness" reuniting with daughters Bella Giannulli and Olivia Jade Giannulli without her husband on Monday.

Mossimo is serving a five-month sentence at Federal Correctional Institution, Lompoc in Southern California.

"Lori had a very emotional reunion with her daughters this morning at the family home. She was relieved to be out of prison," the source said, adding that "it was very bittersweet, however, because Moss wasn't there."

Olivia Jade recently broke her silence, appearing on Facebook Watch's Red Table Talk to talk about how the scandal affected her life, saying her family "messed up." 

"I'm not trying to victimise myself. I don't want pity - I don't deserve pity. We messed up. I just want a second chance to be like, 'I recognise I messed up,'" she said. 

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