Lori Loughlin can give a hoot of relief! After nearly five months in detention, her husband is once again a free man. Incarcerated on November 19 after the vast university admissions scandal, the stylist was previously serving his sentence in a federal prison in California. “He is expected to serve the remainder of his sentence at home,” his representatives told The Associated Press. Released from prison this Friday, April 2, Mossimo Giannulli is currently on supervised release administered until April 17, the date of the end of his sentence. “He was released three weeks earlier than expected,” said a relative of the couple in Us Weekly columns. “It’s Lori’s Easter surprise.” As a reminder, the couple took part in a vast scandal which caused a stir in the United States. The stylist and actress were arrested in March 2019 after paying $ 500,000 in bribes to ensure their daughters, Isabella and Olivia, were admitted to the University of Southern California.
After pleading guilty to fraudulent bank transfer in May 2020, the couple were sentenced. Lori Loughlin was released from prison after nearly two months in detention and after paying a fine of $ 150,000. The actress then had to provide 100 hours of community service. Her husband, meanwhile, was sentenced to five months in prison, 250 community service which he must perform upon his release and a fine of $ 250,000. The couple paid their $ 400,000 fine in November 2020, shortly before Mossimo Giannulli surrendered to federal correctional facility in Lompoc. And for him, incarceration was not easy. His son, Gianni Giannulli, claimed he was forced into solitary confinement at the start of his sentence.
“I just wanna go ahead”
Last January, Mossimo Giannulli was transferred to a minimum security prison after being quarantined in solitary confinement for an “extended period” as a precautionary measure during the Covid-19 crisis. If Lori Loughlin as her husband has been silent since the affair, in which Felicity Huffmann was also quoted, one of their daughters spoke. “To be honest, I wasn’t angry. And I think it was because I didn’t have a good understanding of what had just happened. I didn’t see the harm, said Olivia Jade. a few months ago. (…) They are my family and I have known them since I was born, so I know they are good people and I am not going to judge them for a mistake they made. Even though it took a crazy experience for me and my family to make all of this happen, I’m glad it happened to us. When I have kids, it will never happen. I just want to move on. “
Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli © Backgrid USA