Mossimo Giannulli Reports to Prison to Serve 5-Month Sentence
A few weeks after Lori Loughlin reported to prison, her husband Mossimo Giannulli has now done the same.
On Thursday, Giannulli, 57, turned himself in at the Federal Correctional Institution in Lompoc, California, which is located about two and a half hours from Los Angeles.
Giannulli was required to self-surrender by November 19.
Just days before his surrender, Giannulli was spotted with a new look… a shaved head, which was a suggestion from Loughlin. A legal source close to Giannulli told People magazine, “He's trying to simplify everything. Prison life is going to be hard enough for him; he might as well just take any hair worries out of the equation."
The source added, “He won't stand out as much, because a lot of guys shave their head in prison. It's a smart move."
Giannulli was sentenced to five months in prison after pleading guilty for his involvement in the college cheating scandal. He will be required to pay a $250,000 fine and be on two years of supervised release.
At his sentencing in August, his attorney requested that Giannulli serve his time at Lompac Camp, which was approved by the judge.
During the virtual hearing, Giannulli said, “I deeply regret the harm that my actions have caused my daughters, my wife, and others. I take full responsibility for my conduct. I am ready to accept the consequences and move forward with the lessons I've learned from this experience.”
According to court documents filed last year, Loughlin and Giannulli "agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team — despite the fact that they did not participate in crew — thereby facilitating their admission to USC."
Loughlin and Giannulli were among 50 charged in the scandal last year. Nearly two dozen of the parents have pleaded guilty, including Felicity Huffman.
While Loughlin is expected to be released in December, Giannulli won’t be done with his sentence until April.