In court docket paperwork obtained by Us Weekly, a decide rejected the 57-year-old’s request with out prejudice as a result of he “has given no extraordinary or compelling cause why his present circumstances within the camp warrant fast launch.” Giannulli’s five-month sentence was an “acceptable” punishment to assist “dissuade and deter others” who consider that “they’ll flout the legislation” resulting from their monetary means, the decide wrote in his order.
“Modifying or lowering defendant’s sentence, on this case, would undercut any such deterrence,” he continued. “Accordingly, this court docket will deny [the] defendant’s movement for compassionate launch. If extenuating circumstances happen sooner or later, the warden can intervene or defendant can file a renewed movement.”
The style designer reported to the Federal Correctional Establishment in Lompoc, California, in November 2020. After spending 56 days on the facility, Us confirmed that Giannulli requested to complete the remainder of his sentence in home confinement.
In keeping with authorized paperwork obtained by Us, Giannulli’s lawyer William Trach stated that the businessman “was instantly positioned in solitary confinement in a small cell” after arriving on the jail amid the COVID-19 disaster. Exterior of his “three quick 20-minute breaks per week,” Trach acknowledged that his shopper has spent practically 24 hours per day within the cell. He additionally allegedly was solely “allowed to depart his cell to bathe as soon as each 3 days,” had “sporadic entry to a phone to contact his household” and ate “all of his meals alone in his cell.”
Giannulli was later transferred from solitary confinement to the prison’s minimum-security camp after spending an prolonged interval in quarantine because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Us solely revealed final month that Giannulli is “having a tough time” whereas in jail. “He’s allowed to name his daughters and son; these are the one good elements of his day,” an insider instructed Us in December 2020. “He tries to sound robust for his kids, however due to worry of a COVID outbreak, he has been spending nearly all his time in his cell, which has been very mentally taxing.”
Giannulli was arrested alongside his spouse, Lori Loughlin, in March 2019 for participating in the college admissions scandal. They had been accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to make sure their daughters Bella Giannulli, 22, and Olivia Jade Giannulli, 21, had been admitted into the College of Southern California.
Although the longtime couple initially denied the allegations, they both pleaded guilty in May 2020. The Full House alum, 56, served her two-month sentence on the Federal Correctional Establishment in Dublin, California — a stint that that was accomplished in December 2020.
A supply instructed Us that Loughlin spent “two weeks in isolation” before being released. “She’s grateful to place it behind her,” the insider continued. “There was a COVID outbreak within the jail, so it was a precaution and never a punishment.”
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