Mossimo Giannulli is out of federal lockup. After two years mired in a legal imbroglio, he’s out. How he got out is still somewhat unclear, and he’s not done serving his time quite yet, but the important thing is that he’s no longer in. He’s out, and, as the Associated Press reported, serving the remainder of his time at home.
TMZ reports that Giannulli was released from FCI Lompoc, the federal prison where he served his sentence, to RRM Long Beach, a “residential reentry management field office that oversees inmates transitioning back to public life.” Inmates are processed through the reentry office when they are released to home confinement, and per the tabloid, that’s what Giannulli will do. The official end of his sentence is April 17. (Lawyers for Giannulli have not responded to Vanity Fair’s request for comment at this time.)
Giannulli has been serving his sentence of five months in prison for his role in sneaking his daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose Giannulli, into the University of Southern California through its crew program (neither of the girls plays the sport). After trying to fight the charges, he and his wife, Lori Loughlin, pleaded guilty in May to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, and he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud, after paying the scheme’s ringleader $500,000 for the athletic in.
Loughlin served her sentence this fall and was released just after Christmas, and he was able to leave the physical prison in time for Easter. Somebody is shining his light down on these two.
Thanks to COVID complications, Giannulli was kept in solitary confinement over a longer-than-normal period during his stay in federal prison, and his lawyers argued that all the time spent alone merited an early release or at least the ability to serve time at home. A judge denied those requests in January, so it’s unclear how Giannulli was granted an early exit and the ability to serve the rest of his time in the comfort of his own reportedly $9.5 million Los Angeles farmhouse.
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