Mossimo Giannulli gets unshackled from prison prior to his full release, and a huge burden has been lifted off his wife, Lori Loughlin.
Mossimo Giannulli, who has served 5 months in prison, has finally got the chance to have a happy reunion with his family.
A source informed PEOPLE magazine that the news has been especially relieving for his 56-year-old actress wife, Lori Loughlin. “Lori is relieved that he was released from the prison. Mossimo is still in federal custody though,” revealed the source.
Mossimo Giannulli has been currently put under home confinement, as per his request and is expected to stay inside his home till the date of his full release, which is on 17th April. “He is expected to serve the remainder of his sentence at home.”
Why were Mossimo Giannulli and Lori Loughlin arrested?
Last year in may, Mossimo Giannulli was arrested along with his wife Lori Loughlin for supposedly bribing college authorities to enrol their two daughters, 20-year-old, Olivia Jade Giannulli, and 21-year-old, Isabella Rose Giannulli, to the University of Southern California.
Both of them were accused of bribing the admission counsellor, Rick Singer and Key Worldwide Foundation a whopping $500,000, which was transferred as a donation, to help their daughters get enrolled in the university.
The 57-year-old fashion designer had pleaded guilty to multiple fraud charges.
“I do deeply regret … the harm that my actions have caused my daughters, my wife and others. I take full responsibility for my conduct, I’m ready to accept consequences and move forward with the lessons I’ve learned from this experience,” Giannulli had expressed at the time.
After Mossimo Giannulli was put in federal prison on 19th November, a month after his wife, Lori Loughlin was imprisoned.
This is not the first time Mossimo was put in the confinement of his home to serve the sentence.
This year in January, Mossimo was allowed to leave the prison and serve the remaining months of his sentence in his home. But a month after that, he was recalled in court and the judge ordered the fashion designer to go back to prison.
“Giannulli is not entitled to a modification of his sentence because he has not demonstrated an ‘extraordinary and compelling’ reason warranting his release,” Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton stated in the court order. “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.”