The Federal Bureau of Prisons said on Saturday that fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli was in jail for his role in the college admissions bribery program and has been released from California prisons and is subject to community restrictions.
Giannulli, 57, is married to former “Full House” star Lori Loughlin. They pleaded guilty last year and paid half a million dollars to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California. Loughlin was released from Dublin prison in December after serving two months in prison.
The two are among the most high-profile parents in the plan. Authorities say this involves high bribery to get undeserved teenagers into schools with strict test scores or fake sports certificates.
Federal prison spokesperson Emery Nelson said in an email that Giannulli was released to community incarceration on Friday, which means either being imprisoned at home or giving up halfway through. He will not designate people assigned to Giannulli “for privacy, safety and security reasons.”
Giannulli’s Mossimo clothing line was a Target brand until recently. Giannulli was detained in a federal prison in Lompoc near Santa Barbara. He reported in November and plans to release it this month.
Records show that he is under the supervision of the prison administration facility in Long Beach, which is responsible for the management of abandoned houses and prisoners in domestic confinement. Records say that he will be released on April 17.
The Ministry of Justice has ordered that starting from the virus hotspot, the Prison Bureau should increase restrictions on families and speed up the release of qualified prisoners, with priority given to prisoners in low- and medium-security prisons. However, advocates expressed concern about the racial and financial injustice of those who were granted family confinement orders.
In Touch first reported on Giannulli’s release.
Nicole Acevedo Contributed.