The husband of actress Lori Laughlin has been denied a request to be released from prison before his sentence is complete.
Mossimo Giannulli is serving a five-month sentence for his role in a widespread college admissions scam in which he and Loughlin paid bribes to secure their two daughters’ admission to the University of Southern California under false pretenses. As the New York Post reports, Giannulli is only two months into his sentence but asked a judge that he be released to home confinement for the remainder of his sentence, arguing that the time spent in solitary confinement due to the coronavirus pandemic should be considered the equivalent of the five-month sentence.
His argument did not sway a federal judge, who denied his request, saying there was no “extraordinary or compelling reason” to grant Giannulli an early release.
Loughlin finished her two-month prison sentence in December.
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