Mossimo Giannulli has been placed in COVID-19 related protective custody while serving out his five month prison sentence
- Mossimo Giannulli has been placed in COVID-19 related custody following an outbreak at FCI Lompoc prison
- The 57-year-old fashion designer is currently serving five months in prison for his involvement in the college admissions scandal
- Booked into the facility on November 19, Giannulli has now been separated from other inmates in solitary confinement as a precaution
- As of Friday 1,038 cases were reported in the prison with four virus-related deaths
- He is currently set for release on April 17, 2021 and will pay $250,000 fine
Mossimo Giannulli has been placed in COVID-19 related protective custody at a federal prison in Lompoc where he is serving out his five month jail sentence.
After pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud in the college admissions scandal, alongside wife Lori Loughlin, the 57-year-old fashion designer has been serving time since November 19.
With a Coronavirus outbreak ravaging over 1,000 people at the prison, Giannulli has reportedly been separated from the other inmates as a precaution according to People.
Solitary confinement: Mossimo Giannulli, 57, is in COVID-19 related protective custody at federal prison in Lompoc while serving out his five-month sentence following a massive outbreak with 1,038 cases reported; pictured April 2019
Currently in solitary confinement- which is not punitive and is solely for his protection – he is allowed out of his cell for one hour a day per prison protocol.
His son Gianni claimed Friday that Mossimo, ‘has been locked in solitary confinement for one full month’ and is ‘only let out every 3 days for a few moments to shower.’
According to the Santa Barbara Public Health Department’s COVID-19 report, 1,038 cases have been reported within the prison walls as well as four virus-related deaths as of Friday, December 18.
FCI Lompoc: Giannulli has served only one month of his five month sentence and is now separated from other inmates as a Coronavirus precaution as it continues to ravage the prison
Prison protocol: Mossimo is only allowed out of his cell for one hour a day per prison protocol
Full House star Loughlin is also currently serving out her two month sentence at a prison near Dublin, California and is set for release on December 27.
A source gave a status update on the 56-year-old actress to Us Weekly in mid-November and said she was doing ‘OK’ but was also concerned about the Coronavirus at the prison.
Reportedly making friends and going to church services with a group, the insider said:
‘The other women are happy Lori is there because officials are taking COVID-19 seriously with a high-profile inmate.’ It would be horrible PR if Lori got COVID-19 and got really sick.’
Paying the price: Loughlin was one of the most high-profile person prosecuted in the Varsity Blues college admissions scandal where she was found guilty of paying $500K to bribe her daughters’ way into college; pictured with Olivia Jade 2018
The duo found themselves at the heart of the ‘Varsity Blues’ college admissions scandal in 2019 alongside Felicity Huffman and 30 other parents willing to greedily evade the system.
They were found guilty of paying $500K in bribes to get their daughters Olivia Jade, 21, and Isabella, 22, admitted to USC as part of the rowing team – despite having no experience – to scamming mastermind Rick Singer.
Lori was sentenced in August and ordered to pay an $150,000 fine as well as 150 hours of community service, while Mossimo was slammed with a $250,000 fine and 250 hours of service after turning himself in in November.
Giannulli is currently set for release on April 17, 2021.
Guilty as charged: Giannulli plead guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud in the college admissions scandal alongside wife Loughlin and was booked for sentencing on November 19; pictured April 2019