Mossimo Giannulli, the fashion designer husband of former “Fuller House” actress Lori Loughlin, reported to a California prison on Thursday to begin his five-month sentence for his role in the college admissions scandal.
Fox News reported that Giannulli reported to a prison in Lompoc near Santa Barbara, Calif., according to a spokesperson for the Bureau of Prisons. The facility is exclusively for male inmates, and it is located about two and a half hours outside of Los Angeles, where he lives with his family.
Giannulli is expected to serve his full five month sentence for charges related to him and his wife paying $500,000 in bribe money to have their two daughters admitted to the University of Southern California as members of the crew team, even though neither girl had ever rowed before. Loughlin was sentenced to two months in prison and began her sentence on October 30. Prosecutors felt that Giannulli deserved a tougher sentence because he was “the more active participant in the scheme,” while she “took a less active role, but was nonetheless fully complicit.”
During his sentencing hearing in August, Giannulli expressed remorse as he addressed the court.
“I do deeply regret, as [attorney] Sean [Berkowitz] said, the harm that my actions have caused my daughters, my wife, and others. I take full responsibility for my conduct, I’m ready to accept consequences and move forward with the lessons I’ve learned from this experience,” Giannulli said.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristen Kearney said that his five month prison sentence was “appropriate,” adding that his crime was more than “just overzealous parenting.”
“It is criminal and desiring of the five months imprisonment,” she said at the time.
Loughlin became emotional as she addressed the court during her own sentence.
“I made an awful decision,” she told the judge. “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.”
“I thought I was acting out of love for my children, but in reality it only undermined and diminished my daughters’ abilities and accomplishments,” Loughlin added.