Mossimo Giannulli has returned home, after spending nearly five months in prison for charges in connection to the college admissions scandal. The homecoming came early for the 57-year-old fashion designer, who was scheduled to be released from the Federal Correctional Institution in Lompoc, CA on April 17, 2021, according to online records via the Bureau of Prisons. Until that date, Lori Loughlin‘s husband is now reporting to RRM Long Beach, a reentry management program that oversees programs such as home confinement (which Mossimo is currently under).
Mossimo’s children — his 30-year-old son, Gianni, and his daughters Isabella, 22, and Olivia Jade, 21 — came to pick up their dad from the prison institution in Santa Barbara on April 2. Isabella and Olivia made a last-minute decision to tag along, who “jumped into their brother’s truck to surprise Mossimo,” according to Gianni’s interview with Extra.
Gianni also claimed that his famous father is not staying at a halfway house. They instead merely stopped at one on the ride home to pick up an ankle bracelet that Mossimo will be wearing at home until April 17, per Extra.
Olivia Jade and her sister, Isabella, dance in a TikTok posted in March of 2020.
Mossimo’s homecoming comes a little over three months after his wife, Lori, was released from prison. She was reportedly released from the FCI Dublin federal institution on Dec. 28, 2020; the Fuller House star reported to prison on Oct. 30, while Mossimo began his sentence nearly a month after on Nov. 19. Mossimo still has to complete 250 hours of community service, and his sentencing also included paying a $250,000 fine and being under two years of supervised release.In May of 2020, Mossimo pleaded guilty to “to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud,” while Lori pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud in connection to the U.S. college admissions scandal. The married couple of 23 years were accused of paying $500,000 to the scandal’s alleged ringleader, Rick Singer, and his nonprofit called Key Worldwide Foundation so that their daughters Isabella and Olivia Jade could be enrolled in USC as fake crew recruits.
Amid his time in prison, Mossimo made headlines after his son made bombshell claims about his dad’s conditions in prison. “He has been locked in solitary confinement in a quarantine in the MEDIUM security prison in a cell for one full month today. Only let out every three days for a few moments to shower,” Gianni wrote in an Instagram post in Dec. 2020, and further claimed that the isolation (in response to the COVID-19 pandemic) was causing Mossimo “mental and physical damage.”