Lori Loughlin's husband Mossimo Giannulli begins 5-month prison sentence

Taryn Ryder
·Writer, Yahoo Entertainment
·2 min read

Mossimo Giannulli has reported to prison for his role in the college admissions scandal. Lori Loughlin’s husband was sentenced to five months behind bars stemming from the nationwide bribery scheme. They both pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges earlier this year.

Giannulli is in custody at a facility in Lompoc near Santa Barbara, Calif. the Associated Press confirms. Loughlin is in lockup at FCI Dublin, a low-security federal prison for around 1,200 female inmates. Before reporting on Thursday, the fashion designer was photographed with a new look: a shaved head.

 Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are both in prison.
Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are both in prison. (Photo: Getty Images)

Along with time served, Giannulli agreed to pay a $250,000 fine along with two years of supervised release and 250 hours of community service.

Loughlin and Giannulli paid $500,000 to fixer William “Rick” Singer to get their two daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Giannulli, admitted to the University of Southern California as fake crew recruits. Giannulli received a stiffer sentence than Loughlin, who began serving her two months on Oct. 30, as he purportedly played a more active role in the scheme. The Full House star alluded to that in her tearful apology to the court, saying she went “along with” the plan.

Mossimo Giannulli shows off fresh buzzcut on Nov. 16 ahead of his jail sentence this week.
Mossimo Giannulli shows off a fresh buzzcut on Nov. 16 ahead of his jail sentence this week. (Photo: Splash News)

“I made an awful decision. I went along with a plan to give my daughters an unfair advantage in the college admissions process. In doing so, I ignored my intuition and allowed myself to be swayed from my moral compass,” she told the judge.

Loughlin said she thought she was “acting out of love for my children but in reality, it only undermined and diminished my daughters’ abilities and accomplishments.”

“That my decision helped exacerbate existing inequalities in society generally and the higher education system more specifically,” she added. “That realization weighs heavily on me and while I wish I could go back and do things differently, I can only take responsibility and move forward.”

Giannulli and Loughlin will celebrate their 23rd wedding anniversary later this month while they are both in prison. Loughlin is expected to be released by Christmas.

Along with time served, Giannulli agreed to pay a $250,000 fine along with two years of supervised release and 250 hours of community service.

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