Lori Loughlin to star since college admissions scandal

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Lori Loughlin set to resume acting career this holiday season after a two-month jail sentence for her role in college admissions cheating scandal. The actress, known for her role in the sitcoms “Full House” and “Fuller House”, will be the guest of the second season of “When Hope Calls”, a spin-off of “When Calls the Heart” by Hallmark, announced the Great American Country Family television network. Tuesday.

Loughlin will reprise her role in the 1900s-based drama as Abigail Stanton, who was the last character she played before being pulled from the series as he faced federal charges in 2019.

The two-part season premiere will air exclusively on GAC Family on Saturday, December 18, the network said.

“Life throws painful curve balls at all of us, and the only way to survive is to walk through them with courage, grace, a spirit of forgiveness and most of all, hope,” the show’s executive producer wrote, Brian Bird, in 2019, as season six continued without Loughlin.

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli appear at Boston courthouse
Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli, right, leave the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse in Boston on August 27, 2019. The couple appeared in Boston federal court on Tuesday to settle a dispute over their choice of attorneys in the part of a massive corruption of university admissions. Case.

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Loughlin’s retaliation as Stanton will be his first time on screen in over two years.

In 2019, the actress and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were accused to pay $ 500,000 to secure places for their two daughters at the University of Southern California by passing them off as potential athletic recruits. The couple pleaded guilty, et Loughlin spent two months in the federal correctional facility in Victorville, California on conspiracy charges. In her guilty plea, she agreed to pay a fine of $ 150,000, face two years of probation and serve 100 hours of community service.

“I made a terrible decision. I accepted a plan to give my girls an unfair advantage in the college admission process. In doing so, I ignored my intuition and let myself be swayed by my moral compass, ”Loughlin said during his conviction.

More than 50 other parents and university officials have been accused of participating in the scam.

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