The fashion designer of Lori Loughlin lied to his own parents about going to the USC and forged tuition fees to encourage them to give him money – which he then stopped
- Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli are both accused of paying bribes
- A profile has revealed how Giannulli lied to his parents about going to college
- He cheated on his father to send him money for tuition, which he then packed
Lori Loughlin's fashion designer, husband Mossimo Giannulli, who was accused alongside his actress of paying bribes to take their daughters to college, lied to his own parents about going to college and making fake reporting cards to convince his father to give him money for tuition fees.
Giannulli, 55, and Loughlin, 54, said this week that they were not planning to be accused of having brought their daughters to the University of Southern California with bribes.
A recently resurfaced profile has now revealed how Gianulli misled his own parents by thinking he was attending elite school in the 1980s with the money they had sent him to support him.
Lori Loughlin & # 39; s fashion designer, husband Mossimo Giannulli (pictured together), lied to his parents about studying, forging tuition fees and report cards.
The profile, written in 2016 on the fashion blog De Hundreds, tells how Gianulli persuaded his father to pay by making false tuition fees.
He told the blog: & # 39; SC was expensive, so that's how I started my business. I used all that money. & # 39;
However, the profile adds that Giannulli did indeed attend a number of classes when he lived in a fraternity home at school.
USC confirmed to CNN that Giannulli was present in the spring semester of 1984, but not as a fully enrolled student.
Gianulli convinced his parents to give him money – which he then packed
Instead, he went to the College of Continuing Education, which is a non-degree program that is open to everyone and & # 39; no formal admission requirements & # 39; has.
Those students received & # 39; visitor status & # 39; on campus.
Giannulli & # 39; s daughter Olivia Jade has previously spoken about the & # 39; silly & # 39; her father's college time.
She said: & # 39; I don't know if I should say this, sorry father. But [he] was enrolled in college like never, he faked his way through it. Yes, so then he started his entire business with tuition that his parents thought they were going to study. & # 39;
Gianulli and Loughlin, along with more than a dozen other parents, were indicted last week on charges of postal fraud and money laundering conspiracy in the college scandal that has taken hold of the nation.
The Full House star and husband Giannulli each have 40 years in jail for allegedly paying $ 500,000 to get their daughters, Olivia and Isabella, in USC as rowers for recruitment, even though neither is a rower.
They have not dealt with the charges against them publicly.
Gianulli and Loughlin (pictured with daughter Olivia Jade), along with more than a dozen other parents, were charged last week on charges of bribes to get their daughters to college
The full house: one of the daughters of Lori Loughlin received a letter from the Ministry of Justice announcing that they were the subject of a criminal issue (l to r: Olivia, Lori, Massimo and Isabella)
Sister, Sister: The DOJ makes it pretty clear that they have evidence that strongly suggests they knew about the illegal plot & # 39 ;, another source said (l to r: Olivia and Isabella)
DailyMail.com revealed that Loughlin and Giannulli rejected a plea that had dramatically lowered their sentences because they thought prosecutors & # 39; bluffing & # 39; when they said they could get behind bars.
Several sources have also told DailyMail.com that one of their daughters received a target letter earlier this month from federal prosecutors in Massachusetts about the investigation.
That letter informed the contending student of the University of Southern California that she was the subject of an investigation that could result in criminal prosecution.
No students have been charged or arrested at this point in the investigation, but court documents make it clear that a number of young people were aware of the illegal actions being carried out for them.