Mossimo Giannulli tells jail he will start sentence to 5 months in college admission scandal

Mossimo Giannulli tells jail he will start sentence to 5 months in college admission scandal

Mossimo Giannulli said in jail to begin his five-month sentence Thursday for his role in college admission scandal, officials said.

The fashion designer and his husband “Full houseActor Lori Loflin, said at a federal jail in Lompoc near Santa Barbara, California, said a spokesman for the Office of Prisons. He is expected to serve his entire sentence. His time behind bars is overlapping with his wife, who began her two-month stay behind bars on October 30 at a facility in Dublin, California.

Giannulli, 57, was sentenced to five months in prison last August after pleading guilty to charges of making $ 500,000 in fraudulent payments. William “Rick” Singer to take their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella Giannulli, joined the University of Southern California crew team. The two had never participated in the sport.

The facility mentioned by Giannulli is a federal prison for male inmates only. He is about two and a half hours outside of Los Angeles, where he lives with his family.

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Mossimo Giannulli and Lori Loughlin were accused of helping their children enter universities through a bribery system.
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The sentences put an end to more than a year of legal conflicts. Loughlin and Giannulli initially he pleaded not guilty to extend bribery charges against them in October along with 11 other parents who stumbled upon the scandal. In May, the duo shocked many when they changed course and agreed to plead guilty as Huffman did in 2019.

In their own plea agreementGiannulli agreed to serve five months and pay a $ 250,000 fine along with two years of supervised release and 250 hours of community service. Loughlin, meanwhile, received a lighter sentence, with a court ruling that she could spend two months in jail, pay a $ 150,000 fine and commit to 100 hours of community service.

Both were given no later than November 19 to report to prison and begin serving their respective sentences.

The fashion designer appeared in a federal court in Massachusetts via Zoom in August for his conviction from a meeting room in Los Angeles. He was wearing a dark suit, a light pink shirt and a dark purple tie. The hearing took place a few hours before Loughlin.

Following the acceptance of the settlement agreement by Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton, Giannulli went to court.

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“I’m deeply sorry [attorney] Like [Berkowitz] said, the damage caused by my actions my daughters, my wife and others. “I take full responsibility for my behavior, I am ready to accept the consequences and to proceed with the lessons I learned from this experience,” Giannulli said at the time.

Designer Mossimo Giannulli reported to prison for his five-month sentence.

Designer Mossimo Giannulli reported to prison for his five-month sentence.
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U.S. Assistant Attorney General Kristen Kearney spoke of Giannulli’s sentence, calling the five months he will serve “appropriate.” Kearney described Giannulli’s crime as more than “excessive parental zeal”.

“He is a criminal and is seeking five months in prison,” Kearney said.

U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling agreed to the terms of the speech, outlining the extended role of Giannulli in the scandal compared to the “Fuller House” actress in the sentence sentence received by Fox News.

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“The crime committed by Giannulli and Loughlin was serious. During his two years, he was involved twice in Singer’s fraudulent plot. They involved both their daughters in the scam, leading them to pose in phased photos for use in fake sports profiles and instructing a daughter on how to hide the plan from the high school counselor. “Among the accused, the evidence shows that Giannulli was the most active participant in the plot,” Lelling wrote. “He worked with Singer more often, directed bribery payments to USC and Singer, and personally confronted his daughter’s high school counselor to prevent the plan from being discovered, with outright lies about his daughter’s athleticism.”

Mossimo Giannulli and Lori Loughlin have been embroiled in a national college admission scandal.

Mossimo Giannulli and Lori Loughlin have been embroiled in a national college admission scandal.
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He added: “Loughlin took a less active role, but was nevertheless completely consistent, looking forward to recruiting Singer a second time for her youngest daughter and instructing her daughter not to ‘say too much’ to the college legal counsel. of high school, so as not to get caught in their scam. “

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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