Lori Loughlin has been acting professionally since the age of 18. Her first notable part was in the musical, Grease. She then appeared in some films in the nineties and the eighties, including Raising Helen. Since then, she’s continued to work, appearing in television series, movies, and even stage shows. Now, she’s back with a new play.
Lori Loughlin plays Bette Midler in the new play, That’s What You Don’t Want Me To Know. Loughlin’s character is the daughter of a popular showman and talk show host on a Fox network. On the surface, it seems like the character belongs to a world where crime doesn’t exist. That’s because her own mother, played by Joanna Stayton, discovers that her own daughter has been sentenced to two years in prison after she helps a friend escape from a prison facility. Bette, who knows that her friend is innocent, attempts to help her get out while helping her friend’s family deal with being torn apart.
For Lori to qualify for two-year prison, she must have served only part of her sentence. When Lori gets out of prison, she’ll have served at least part of her sentence. However, to be eligible for parole, Lori needs to complete her sentence and have served at least two years by the time of her application. If she meets those criteria, she could be paroled after serving a third of her sentence.
As if the two-month sentence itself weren’t bad enough, the fact that she was a college graduate, working as a radio host for a company when she went into prison could make matters worse. Back in October, Lori Loughlin began making public statements that she’d received an MBA. The statements caused more confusion about the exact nature of the job she’d been hired for: did she still have to serve time in prison? Finally, in early November, the admissions office learned that Lori was licensed to work in the radio industry but that she’d applied to another state to get her MBA.
A week later, on October 14th, Lori Loughlin was found dead in her husband’s car. Preliminary investigations reveal that she had been strangled and that she had been pronounced dead at the scene. Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the death but are not releasing the name of the deceased until they have obtained the medical examiner’s services to conduct an autopsy. It’s unclear whether she was strangled there or if her husband, Giannulli, was involved.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney General Michael Caputo, the U.S. Attorney’s Office “will not charge” Lori Loughlin with murder. Instead, they will recommend that she be given a sentence of imprisonment with a $250,000 fine. In a press release issued the day after Loughlin’s arrest, Caputo stated that he would be recommending that the case be tried before the courts. If either party appeals the court’s decision to the U.S. Supreme Court, then the outcome of the case will be reversed. This, Caputo said, “casts doubt on the validity of the death penalty as a means of punishment.”
The press has also reported that Lori Loughlin was involved in the two-month investigation into the alleged nationwide college admissions cheating scandal. FBI agents questioned several suspects, including one college employee who admitted to throwing away incoming transfer applications. An affidavit stated that the man told investigators that he routinely filled out applications for more than two-month. The affidavit also stated that the suspect’s wife, another defendant, confirmed that this would have been the case. Additionally, an affidavit was also submitted stating that the suspect’s wife used her credit card to purchase plane tickets, which resulted in her husband’s arrest.
Based on the above information, it appears that Lori Loughlin may have set in motion events that lead up to her two months in federal prison. Based on the two-month investigation results, however, the death penalty was not on the table. On the other hand, the two-month sentence seems to be on the table for this case. What will happen to Lori Loughlin now? Will she serve her two months in prison, or will she be on her way to a very lucrative profession in prison?