The fashion designer and husband of “Full houseactress Lori Loughlin, a spokesman for the Bureau of Prisons told a federal prison in Lompoc, near Santa Barbara, California. He is expected to serve his full sentence. His time behind bars overlaps that of his wife, the began her two month stay behind bars on October 30 at a facility in Dublin, California.
Giannulli, 57, was sentenced to a five-month prison term last August after pleading guilty to charges of $ 500,000 in payments to fraud mastermind William “Rick” singer to have her daughters Olivia Jade and Isabella Giannulli, who joined the University of Southern California’s crew team. The two had never participated in the sport.
The facility Giannulli reports is a federal prison for male inmates only. It’s about two and a half hours outside of Los Angeles, where he lives with his family.
The sentences put an end to more than a year of legal battles. First Loughlin and Giannulli pleaded not guilty embroiled in the scandal along with 11 other parents on expanded bribery charges against her in October. In May, the duo shocked many when they changed course and pleaded guilty, as Huffman did in 2019.
In your ConventionGiannulli agreed to serve five months and pay a fine of $ 250,000, along with two years of custodial release and 250 hours of community service. Meanwhile, Loughlin was sentenced to a lighter prison term. A judge ruled that she should spend two months in jail, pay a $ 150,000 fine, and commit 100 hours of community service.
Both had until November 19 at the latest to report to prison and serve their respective sentences.
The fashion designer appeared in federal court in Massachusetts via Zoom in August to obtain his conviction from what appears to be a conference room in Los Angeles. He was wearing a dark suit, a light pink shirt, and a dark purple tie. His hearing took place a few hours before Loughlins.
After Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton accepted his plea, Giannulli turned to the court.
“I deeply regret it [attorney] Sean [Berkowitz] said the harm my actions have done to my daughters, wife, and others. I take full responsibility for my behavior, I am ready to accept the consequences and learn the lessons from this experience, “Giannulli said at the time.
US assistant attorney Kristen Kearney spoke with Giannulli’s verdict, describing the five months he is serving as “appropriate”. Kearney called Giannulli’s crimes more than “just overzealous parenting”.
“It is criminal and wants five months in prison,” said Kearney.
US attorney Andrew Lelling agreed to the terms of the plea and outlined Giannulli’s extended role in the scandal compared to actress “Fuller House” in his sentence recommendation received from Fox News.
“The crime that Giannulli and Loughlin committed was grave. They dealt twice with Singer’s fraudulent scheme in two years. They implicated their two daughters in the scam, instructed them to pose in staged photos for use in fake sports profiles, and instructed one daughter to hide the scheme from her school advisor. Between the defendants, the evidence suggests that Giannulli was the more active participant in the program, ”Lelling wrote. “He became more involved with Singer, directing bribes to USC and Singer, personally confronting his daughter’s high school advisor to prevent the program from being discovered, and being brazen about his daughter’s athletic ability.”
He added, “Loughlin took a less active role, but was completely complicit, hiring Singer a second time for her younger daughter, and training her daughter not to say too much to the legitimate college advisor of her high school so he wouldn’t caught on their cheating. “
The Associated Press contributed to this report.