Lori Loughlin petitions judge for lower bond, insists she’s not a flight risk
Much like the rest of us, Lori Loughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli aren’t going anywhere.
Or at least that’s what they’re attempting to persuade U.S. District Court Judge Nathanial Gorton of, in an attempt to have their $1 million bonds lowered to $100,000 each.
The Mercury News reported Monday that prosecutors have agreed to the new sum, with Loughlin and Giannulli’s lawyers writing, “There is no indication that defendants will flee rather than face sentencing” in a memo.
The pair’s bond was originally set in March 2019, and Loughlin will be sentenced on Aug. 21.
The filing is most likely related to Loughlin and Giannulli’s current real estate dealings. They’re seeking the removal of the requirement that their bonds be secured by a lien on their home, which is currently in escrow to be sold to Tinder co-founder Justin Mateen. Mateen picked up the Bel Air mansion for a cool $18 million, or $10 million below the latest asking price.
After spending over a year insisting on their innocence, Loughlin, 55, and Giannulli, 56, pleaded guilty in May to charges of paying $500,000 to fixer William “Rick” Singer to get their daughters, Olivia Jade and Isabella, admitted to the University of Southern California.
The deal they struck with prosecutors carried the recommendation of a two-month prison sentence for Loughlin, and a five-month sentence for Giannulli, though Judge Gorton can reject that. Loughlin is reportedly “scared to death” of catching the coronavirus in prison.
Felicity Huffman, the other prominent celebrity implicated in the admissions scandal, was sentenced to 14 days in prison beginning in October 2019, of which she served 11.
Source : Alex Heigl Link