Prison life can be lonely, especially if you are a multi-millionaire, fashion designer who got caught in the college admission scandal. Mossimo Giannulli has apparently spent most of his prison sentence in solitary confinement. It’s not because he’s been a bad boy (other than, of course, the fraud that got him there). COVID is to blame for all of “me time” Mossimo has been getting.
The designer reported to FCI-Lompoc, a California low-security federal prison, on November 19th and according to his attorneys, Giannulli has had to spend 40% of his sentence in solitary confinement because of Covid-19 concerns at the prison.
“The toll on Mr. Giannulli’s mental, physical, and emotional well-being has been significant,” his attorneys wrote in their emergency motion.
Mossimo is hoping a judge will see fit to let the designer spend the rest of his sentence in home confinement. (Important to note that he and his wife, actress Lori Loughlin, just moved into a 9.5 million dollar estate in the Hidden Hills, California). So, yah, home confinement sounds nice.
According to the attorneys, Giannulli got tested for Covid-19 every two weeks, and despite testing negative each time, returned him to solitary confinement because other prisoners tested positive.
The attorneys argued that the solitary confinement was “far more extreme” than what the court had recommended in his sentencing.
Giannulli pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud for his role in the admissions scandal. He was sentenced to five months in prison, a $250,000 fine, two years of supervised release and 250 hours of community service.
A judge has yet to rule on the emergency motion.