Get back to work! Laurie Laughlin is ready to return to her acting duties after serving time for her role in the college admissions scandal, but she still needs legal permission.
Laurie Laughlin visited the first red carpet after her imprisonment: photos
According to legal documents obtained by Us Weekly on Monday, August 8, the 58-year-old Hallmark Channel star was offered a role in the project, which is scheduled to be filmed in Canada in the fall. However, her ability to travel to the country depended on the approval of a judge, as she is currently on two-year probation after a two-month prison sentence from October to December 2020.
According to the documents, the project will last about a week and will be filmed in mid-September or early October. The judge signed a petition to the court on Thursday, August 4, on Friday, allowing the graduate of the “Full House” to go, but she has several more obstacles to overcome the approval process.
Canada is very strict about the entry of convicted criminals into the country, denying celebrities such as Chris Brown and rapper The Game because of their criminal past. So the next steps for the homegrown Christmas star will include applying for a temporary residence permit in Canada, which is government approval allowing her to cross the border.
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The New York native and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, were accused in May 2019 of paying more than $500,000 in bribes to help their daughters, Olivia Jade Giannulli and Bella Giannulli, enroll at the University of Southern California. Almost a year later, the couple pleaded guilty to fraud before each served jail time. After Laughlin ended her two-month stay, her husband served five months in prison.
After being released, the actress of the TV series “Every Christmas has a Story” returned to the screen, starring in the spin-off “When the Heart Calls”, “When Hope Calls” and focusing her efforts on volunteering at Project Angel Food — even after she spent 100 hours in court. -order public works in February 2021.
“She has served her time in prison and completed her probation, community service and paid all her court fines,” a source told us in October 2021, noting that Laughlin hopes to “put the past behind her.”
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Her charitable work voluntarily continued after the end of the judicial mandate. The TV star admired working with Project Angel Food during the “Leading With Love 3” telethon in July, noting the “wonderful” community of people.
“They welcomed me with such open arms at a time when I was feeling particularly depressed and broken,” Laughlin shared at the time. “That’s how I found a home here, and I feel what they did for me, and that’s why I’m so proud to be here and work with this organization, because they really care. It’s really a community.”
She added: “It’s more than just feeding people, it’s loving people and helping people. And I think it’s so important and I’m so proud to be a part of Project Angel Food.”