Mossimo Giannulli, the designer husband of Lori Loughlin who was originally sentenced to five months, has been released early from federal prison.
Giannulli has finished serving his prison sentence for his role in the College Admissions Scandal and has already been released, according to InTouch. “He was released three weeks earlier than planned,” a source told US Weekly. “It’s Lori’s Easter surprise.” InTouch reports that he has been moved to a halfway house in Long Beach, CA.
The “Fuller House” actress and her husband were arrested in March 2019 after paying $500,000 in bribes to ensure their daughters, Bella and Olivia Jade Giannulli got accepted into USC. The couple submitted their guilty pleas in May 2020 after claiming innocence since their arrests.
Lori served two months behind bars for her role in the scandal and was released on December 28. PEOPLE reported that she had a tearful reunion with her children shortly after her release.
With the federal prison sentence out of the way, Mossimo must now complete two years of supervised release and 250 hours of community service. Lori served her time and is completing her requirements of two years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service. The couple paid their combined fee of $400,000 in November, right before Gianulli surrendered himself to the Federal Correctional Institution in Lompoc, California. Loughlin did her time at the Federal Correctional Institution in Dublin, California.
Since the news about the massive federal investigation broke, the public has been obsessed with the privileged actresses’ narratives and the steps to fake their kids’ involvement with sports teams to be accepted to some of the country’s most prestigious universities. So much so that Netflix recently released a documentary that included real phone conversations between Loughlin, Giannulli, Felicity Huffman and the scheme’s mastermind, Rick Singer. Actor Matthew Modine played Singer during the dramatic reenactments of the real-life events.