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Lori Loughlin’s husband, Mossimo Giannulli, is now out of jail

Mossimo Giannulli was released from prison over the weekend after serving his sentence

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In this Aug. 27, 2019 file photograph, actress Lori Loughlin departs hand in hand with her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, in Boston, after a hearing in federal court in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal.

Actress Lori Loughlin, center, departs hand in hand with her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, in Boston, after a hearing in federal court in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal on Aug. 27, 2019.

Philip Marcelo, Associated Press

Lori Loughlin’s husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, has been released from California federal prison after his five-month sentence,The Associated Press reports.

  • Giannulli, will be supervised at a residential reentry facility in Long Beach, California, until April 17, according to The Associated Press.
  • Giannulli will serve the final weeks of his sentence in home confinement.

When did Mossimo Giannulli go to jail?

Mossimo Giannulli, reported to federal prison in November 2020 to begin his five-month sentence for the college admissions scandal, The Boston Globe reports.

Why did Giannulli and Loughlin go to jail?

In 2019, Loughlin and Giannulli were accused of paying $500,000 in bribes in the college admissions scandal. The bribes were allegedly paid so that their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose Giannulli, could be team crew recruits for the University of Southern California. The couple originally pleaded not guilty before pleading guilty later on.

  • Loughlin reported to a federal prison in California on Oct. 30. She was released shortly after Christmas in 2020.

Mossimo Giannulli’s prison scandal

Giannullirequested to finish his prison sentence at home, which the judge later denied. However, court documents revealed that he might have had COVID-19before he went to prison, as I wrote about for the Deseret News.

Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton ruled against the request for Giannulli to serve his sentence at home, according to new court documents obtained byPeople magazine.

  • “Giannulli is not entitled to a modification of his sentence because he has not demonstrated an ‘extraordinary and compelling’ reason warranting his release,” Gorton wrote in his order, according to People magazine. “Although the court recognizes the danger associated with COVID-19 and the particular risk of transmission in penitentiary facilities, the fear of COVID-19 alone, without more, is insufficient to warrant release.”

Why was Giannulli released to his home now?

Still, Giannulli ended up getting a home confinement release. PerBuzzFeed News, it might be due to the novel coronavirus.

  • “While the reason for Giannulli’s early release is unclear, the Department of Justice this year has expedited the release of more inmates and increased home confinement options to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, particularly at low-security prisons,” according to BuzzFeed News.