Why are Lori Loughlin & Mossimo asking for staggered prison sentences again?

Lori Loughlin is seen out getting a car wash after being offered a plea deal

Last Friday, Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli’s plea deals were accepted by a federal judge and they were sentenced. Lori will go to a federal lock-up (likely minimum security) for two months, while Mossimo is going to prison for five months. They also have to pay fines and do a lot of community service, but the big thing is that two wealthy white scammers and cheaters are actually going to prison for their crimes. It’s not enough to make me have faith in the system, but I do appreciate the fact that Lori and Mossimmo couldn’t simper and whine their way out of repercussions. But Lori – sorry, a source close to Lori – is still whining about all of this.

Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli’s long legal battle is over — and now they must pay the price for their crimes. On Aug. 21, a judge approved the couple’s plea deal, sentencing the Full House star, 56, to two months in jail, a $150,000 fine and 150 hours of community service, while fashion designer Giannulli, 57, received five months in jail, a $250,000 fine and 250 hours of service.

“It’s all been like a black cloud hanging over them,” a Loughlin source tells PEOPLE. “They’re relieved because the waiting was awful, but Lori is still terrified about going to prison.”

After the couple were accused of paying college admissions scam ringleader Rick Singer $500,000 to falsely designate their daughters — Isabella Rose, 21, and Olivia Jade, 20 — as recruits to the University of Southern California crew team, they denied any wrongdoing for more than a year. But in May they pleaded guilty to fraud charges. “I wish I could go back and do things differently,” Loughlin told the judge. “I can only take responsibility and move forward.”

For now, Loughlin and Giannulli have been ordered to report to jail on Nov. 19. In the meantime, they’ve requested that their sentences not overlap so that they can be present for their daughters.

As they await the judge’s decision, the Loughlin source says the actress has been doing everything she can to prepare. With fears of contracting COVID-19 in prison, “Lori has been trying to stay as healthy as possible and also takes supplements to boost her immune system. It’s definitely something that she has been losing sleep about.”

[From People]

Please, do not let her whine her way out of prison. Yeah, the coronavirus is running rampant through a lot of prisons and that sucks, but it is what it is, to quote Donald Trump. Especially given that Lori and Mossimo are Republicans and they probably think mask mandates and social distancing are some kind of Democratic conspiracy. Also: their daughters, Olivia Jade and Bella, are both over 18 years old. Why would Lori and Mossimo need to stagger their prison sentences for their adult daughters??

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  1. Charlie says:

    I imagine they’re worried about how much damage – property, money, social media stupidity – their ‘girls’ will do if left unsupervised. Which just makes me hope, all the more, their sentences run concurrently.

  2. OnceUponA says:

    If the judge truly wanted to see justice, why didn’t he rule that they pay for a full 4-year ride for a dozen deserving minority college applicants applying to the very university they tried to cheat their kids into?

    2 years? 5 years? In a pandemic? Billionaires? It’ll be house arrest and some fines. No doubt with time knocked off for “good behavior.”

    And what will have changed?

    Why not order something that could address the problem rather than sideswipe it?

  3. minx says:

    She’s taking supplements 🙄

  4. Laura says:

    Take responsibility… Lmao
    She had to be dragged kicking and screaming before she confessed.
    Integrity is doing the right thing when nobody watching. She didn’t even have the common decency to feel remorseful when her dirty deeds brought into the light of day. We all see you for who and what you are Lori, and all your talk means nothing.

  5. JaneDoesWerk says:

    I mean this has been hanging over you because you refused a plea at the beginning. Sort of funny that they don’t have kids at home and yet they don’t want to serve their sentence at the same time so that they can be reunited more quickly. Almost like they cannot stand each other.

  6. MarcelMarcel says:

    I wonder if their victim mentality partially stems from knowing people who committed the same crime and got away with it.
    Also this situation negatively impacted Olivia Jade’s social media and she doesn’t know how to handle it. She rarely posts on her insta and hasn’t posted on her YouTube in months. Her family’s hubris damaged her relatively successful career as an influencer. I’m so curious about how this plays out behind the scenes. She hasn’t really publicly commented beyond posting a supportive Mother’s Day post.

  7. Kyla says:

    I wish the fines and punishments were higher. But, I also understand wanting to stagger the sentences. 18 (or even 20) is still young to be totally on your own with both parents in jail. And yes, both girls are rich and white and it’s only 2 months, but I don’t think it’s way out there to want to have at least one parent available instead of both in jail.

    • Libby says:

      I came here to say something similar. I am NOT defending Lori and her husband, and I think they should have gotten more time in jail, but I do understand the request to stagger their time if it was for their daughters. While, yes, I was technically an “adult” at 18, I did not feel like a fully functioning one until at least 25… :)

    • leskat says:

      While I can see where you’re coming from in regards to the age thing, when I was 18 (and my sister and my brother at that age as well) we all moved out and lived independently. This meant that we bought our own groceries, went to college, paid rent, cleaned our own clothes, drove ourselves around, went to our jobs without our parents help. I was living 4 hours away from my parents at 18! Sometimes you just gotta jump in, and what better way for those 2 spoiled, vapid girls to learn that to be on their own?? And realistically, neither of their parents are going to serve more than a month, let’s be honest and frank here. So at most the girls will spend a week or two without at least one of their parents present.

      • lauren says:

        I know that everyone has a different experience of growing up. Mine was similar to leskat — I moved out of my parents’ house when I was 19 and then my family moved almost 6,000 miles away while I stayed where I was, in my own apartment, paying for all of my own bills and working several jobs while saving up money to go finish college. Not everyone can do that at 19, but I think the idea of staggering sentences for Lori and Mossimo is just them trying to have more control over this situation. In my opinion, it’s absurd for them to say that their daughters can’t handle their own responsibilities for a couple of months (at most) without a parent around when they are in their early twenties.

      • Kyla says:

        When I was 18, I was scared of the basement in our house when the sun went down. I also freaked myself out so much when my parents went away one weekend, that I wound up fleeing to my friend’s house on night one to spend the rest of the weekend with her and her family until my parents got back. I went away to college the next year and managed being away pretty well. But I was always the type of kid who just needed the security of my parents being there / available even into my early 20s. My father died when I was 22 and I struggled for a long time after.

  8. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    Because they can’t do anything together anymore.

  9. Renee says:

    I’m sure you’re right (based on their behavior) but how do we know they are Republicans? Did they make a statement supporting Trump or a Californian Republican politician?