Lori Loughlin Releases Her First Post-Prison Acting Role After College Admissions Scandal

While his daughter Olivia Jade is Viennese waltz back to everyone’s grace, Lori loughlin He’s also considering getting back into the limelight after serving a prison sentence for his role in the college admissions bribery scandal.

The “Full House” alum landed her first acting job since being released from a federal correctional facility in May, reprising her role from the hit Hallmark Channel series “When Calls the Heart” in an upcoming episode of her spin. -off. according to deadline.

Loughlin will reprise her role as Abigail Stanton in the opening of the second season of “When Hope Calls,” which will now air on the new GAC Family, formerly known as the Great American Country Network.

The star is set to make a guest appearance as her character in the two-part premiere titled “When Hope Calls: Country Christmas,” which will debut on December 18.

The Mercury News reported earlier this month that Loughlin, who is currently on parole, was given permission to travel to Canada for “a film production project” that lasts about a week.

In May 2020, Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty to the charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud by paying $ 500,000 in bribes to repairman Rick Singer to secure the admission of his two daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose, to the University of Southern California. The two were marked as rowing recruits, although neither had participated in the sport.

The actor served nearly two months in prison before being released in December, while the fashion designer ended his five-month sentence, part of which he spent in house arrest, in April.

After news of the admissions scandal broke in March 2019, Hallmark immediately left Loughlin, where she had starred in numerous movies and television shows in recent years, including “When Calls the Heart” and “Garage Sale Mysteries.”

The network also decided to take all Loughlin-related productions off the air, as well as edit it from the remaining episodes from the sixth season of the border drama. When the show returned from a “creative hiatus” at the end of the year, Loughlin’s character was removed from the series and his departure was hastily explained in a letter.

But Loughlin isn’t the only one returning to work now. “Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman, who was also convicted in the nationwide admissions scam, has since got a lead role in an upcoming ABC series.

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