Last week, Lori Loughlin's husband, Mossimo Giannulli, submitted a request to finish his five-month prison sentence in home confinement. People obtained court documents that claim Giannulli has spent 56 days in quarantine due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The extensive isolation took a "significant" toll on his "mental, physical, and emotional well-being," on Giannulli according to his legal team.
On Wednesday (January 20), Us Weekly reported Giannulli has been moved out of isolation and into a minimum-security facility. In court documents obtained by the outlet, federal prosecutors explained stated that Giannulli spent an extended period of time in isolation after he was "exposed to other inmates with COVID-19 and … he complained of symptoms consistent with the virus."
“During this additional quarantine, Giannulli reported suffering a headache and the loss of his sense of smell, both symptoms of COVID-19," the court documents continue. "He was immediately moved to the isolation unit, where he stayed for 14 days and received additional COVID tests. There, he had access to books, mail, and a television and could communicate with other inmates in isolation through their cells.”
While Giannulli's request to be moved out of isolation was granted, federal prosecutors denied his request to be released from the facility early. “This possibility was not unforeseeable at the time Giannulli was sentenced, and it does not provide a basis to reduce the sentence that this Court concluded was just and appropriate," their objection reads. Federal prosecutors also noted that, due to his profile status, the decision would be “widely publicized, thereby undermining the deterrent effect of the sentence.”
Giannuli was sentenced to five months in prison after pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and one count of honest services wire and mail fraud. He surrendered himself to the federal prison in Lompoc, near Santa Barbara, California, on Nov. 19 to begin his sentence.