Discussion in 'Trials' started by BetteDavisEyes, Mar 12, 2019.
Pfftt...My shoebox has a glass sliding door and a fire pit in the back yard.
Lori Loughlin sentencing: Legal experts still expect star to serve prison time despite coronavirus pandemic
Some excerpts from article, it's a good article:
One thing that seems highly unlikely is the judge letting Loughlin serve her sentence at home. Attorneys for Janavs and Henriquez made that play, citing the pandemic, and Gorton denied them. Instead, he allowed the sentences to be postponed a few months. So while judges have been more lenient allowing white-collar convicts to serve home confinement due to the pandemic, Gorton hasn’t been one of them — thus far.
Loughlin's judge said no to Hot Pocket heiress Michelle Janavs's request to serve her five month sentence at home. She's another rich parent charged in the high-profile and wide-spread scandal. (Photo: AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
“In a case like this — with so much public scrutiny and so much publicity and so many people angry about the disparity of what really rich parents can get for their kids — I honestly do not believe the judge will consider a home confinement,” Megerditchian says.
Speaking about serving prison time amid the pandemic, Lyman, who’s also not associated with the case, notes, that Loughlin faces “a relatively short sentence. In light of COVID-19, the incubation period for new prisoners is 14 days. Meaning they serve in isolation for at least 14 days. After that, she will only have a month and a half of time. I cannot imagine her sentence would be commuted given the time and expense of processing a prisoner in the first place.”
A caveat is if Loughlin has a pre-existing health condition that Janavs and Henriquez do not and her attorneys use that to keep her out of prison.
“Based on the judge’s rulings in denying a house arrest sentence for other defendants, such sentence for Loughlin is unlikely unless her lawyers can differentiate her from the others — possibly highlighting unique health risks or worsening conditions in the prisons,” Molea says.
But it seems more likely Loughlin will do time — as it was a hard-fought case for prosecutors.
“Loughlin’s lawyer [Sean M. Berkowitz of Latham & Watkins] really tried every argument to try to fight this case,” Megerditchian says. “Everything the lawyer tried did not work.
And it’s possible Loughlin could spend Christmas behind bars.
“She will probably be ordered to surrender herself to the Bureau of Prisons in late October or November,” Lyman says. “Loughlin could be in custody throughout the holidays.”
Well if Olivia moves forward with the "jail party" Lori might not have to fear getting Covid "in"Prison.
Maybe that's the plan. Get covid, avoid jail. Or perhaps she can pay someone to get a positive covid test result for her...
The real affront to me, is that their combined fines, $150,000 for LL, and $250,0000 for GM, are not even close to the $500,000 they paid off Singer. Why haven't they at least been fined what they paid for the bribe? It is not like they are broke.
Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli to be sentenced today in college scam
So, the judge could accept the plea deal for one defendant, but not the other one? They are separate plea agreements.
The headline is misleading. The judge decides whether or not to accept the offer.
Lori Loughlin's Husband Mossimo Giannulli Gets 5 Months in College Admissions Scandal
Mossimo Giannulli received a five-month federal prison sentence Friday. As part of his sentence, Giannulli will also pay a $250,000 fine and serve 250 hours of community service.
Giannulli and his attorneys attended court via a Zoom call. Judge Nathaniel Gorton said that he would accept the plea deal.
Loughlin will be sentenced this afternoon.
Gotta love what the judge said (but I wish he could have given him more time):
While sentencing him, Gorton said to Giannulli, “You have plead guilty and now stand convicted motivated by hubris — and that is defined as ‘wanton arrogance resulting from excessive pride.’ That is not something in which I usually am concerned when I have to sentence someone in this courtroom. I see lots of drug dealers, gun runners and people who committed violent crimes who have grown up without role models, sometimes having been abused themselves and living in squalid conditions and did not know better. That’s not so with you, Mr. Giannulli,” who, he said, “did know better.”
He said Giannulli was part of a “breathtaking fraud on our system of education and involved your wife and two daughters in cheating and faking their ways into a prestigious university. You were not stealing bread to feed your family. You have no excuse for your crime.”
From: Lori Loughlin sentencing: Husband Mossimo Giannulli gets 5 months in prison as it's revealed he took infamous rowing pictures
Lori Loughlin sentencing: Husband Mossimo Giannulli gets 5 months in prison as it's revealed he took infamous rowing pictures
Giannulli, who had faced up to 50 years in prison on the various charges, must report to prison within 90 days, so by Nov. 19.
The judge would be recommending one near the couple’s California home. Lompoc was mentioned — a low-security men’s prison northwest of Los Angeles.
Giannulli spoke briefly saying, “I deeply regret the harm that my actions have caused my daughters, my wife and others,” coming off as emotional as he spoke. “I take full responsibility for my conduct. I’m ready to accept the consequences and move forward with the lessons i learned from this experience.”
Earlier, prosecutors talked about Giannulli’s “complete disregard for right and wrong” and allowing “his daughters to become complicit” in the scam by getting them to lie about being coxswain, getting them to pose for fake rowing photos and copying them on emails about the crimes. They spoke about his privilege and entitled attitude as he stormed into his daughter’s high school guidance counselor’s office to intimidate the counselor, who became suspicious.
When Giannulli’s attorney spoke, it was a lot about his modest upbringing and saying his “top priority is his children.” Calling him a “good man who made terrible mistakes,” he said Giannulli wanted his daughters to get into good schools and noted they had good grades and test scores outside of the scandal. The attorney also spoke of the infamous staged rowing photos which showed the girls posing on ERG machines to look like real crew members, acknowledging that Giannulli was the one who snapped the photos.
The attorney said “Moss” deeply regret “bringing his wife into the scheme” and the daughters, who they say have been bullied on social media and in person.
The attorney also said Giannulli and Loughlin have unfairly become the face of the scandal, noting that would be discussed more at Loughlin’s sentence. She faces the judge at 2:30 p.m. ET.
^ BS. his statement of "regret"...he deserves more time and a more substantial fine
His only "regret" is that he was nailed.
I agree he should have gotten more time based on the fact that he involved both underage daughters with photos - and scammed the system TWICE.
Lori Loughlin sentenced to 2 months in prison in college admissions scam. Her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, got 5 months - CNN
I truly hopes she serves time in Victorville.
It’s really hot there and it’s desolate and full of women who have had very rough and awful lives.
Victorville is somewhere Lori would never ever go to.
All I hope for is that this pair become aware of their privilege and the gravity of what they have done. I don't think they have yet. Maybe being housed with people who have less than them and their daughters will help them to see that they can do good for others and acknowledge how good they have (had) it. In my book, Felicity Huffman was much more apologetic and sorry for what she had done. I don't think these two have yet fully accepted responsibility for their actions.
Not aware. Lori is blaming her husband, all she did is follow his lead, my opinion from this quote in above linked article -
" I went along with a plan to give my daughters an unfair advantage in the college-admissions process, and in doing so, I ignored my intuition and allowed myself to be swayed from my moral compass."
used to express strong distaste or disgust.
She deserves to never be hired again for that statement.
Accepting no responsibility for fraud.