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Lori Loughlin, husband ‘respectfully’ seek bail cut from $1 million to $100,000; prosecutors approve

  • July 14, 2020

Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli, who pleaded guilty in the nation’s college admissions scandal, want to get a better deal on their $1 million bail, and federal prosecutors in Boston are OK with it.  

The couple are scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 21 on conspiracy charges in their alleged efforts to get their daughters admitted to the University of Southern California. 

On Monday in Boston, they filed a motion asking “respectfully” for the court to release their $1 million bonds secured by their property, reducing their bail to $100,000, and lift the requirement that the $100,000 bonds also be secured by money or property.

“The Government assents to the relief sought in this motion,” the couple’s team of lawyers wrote in their motion.

Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli exit the federal courthouse in Boston on Aug. 27, 2019.

The motion says Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Rosen agrees with the request and the argument that it’s unnecessary for the bonds to be secured under bail law. The couple’s lawyers also vow the former “Full House” star and her fashion designer husband will not flee.

“It is not necessary under the Bail Reform Act, which requires imposition of ‘the least restrictive further condition or combination of conditions’ necessary to ‘reasonably assure the appearance of the person’ and provide for the safety of the community,” the motion says. “There is no indication that Defendants will flee rather than face sentencing.”

Thus, they seek the judge’s approval for release of the $1 million appearance bonds they each posted in March 2019, after their arrest, upon their posting unsecured bonds of $100,000 each. 

After asserting their innocence for more than a year, Loughlin and Giannulli reversed course on May 22, formally pleading guilty to one count each of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and mail fraud, in separate plea agreements with federal prosecutors.

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