Lori Loughlin's husband's request for early prison release denied

A judge rejected Mossimo Giannulli's motion to serve the rest of his prison term from home after spending nearly half of his five month sentence in solitary confinement because of COVID-19 protocols.
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Transcript for Lori Loughlin's husband's request for early prison release denied
We'll continue with Lori Loughlin's husband, a judge denying mossimo giannulli's request to be released from prison early after he spent nearly two months in solitary confinement because of covid protocols. Kaylee Hartung joins us from los Angeles with more on all of good morning, Kaylee. Reporter: Good morning, Amy. We've all become accustomed to this concept of quarantining to protect ourselves and others from covid but when a quarantine is forced upon you in jail, that means solitary confinement. And after 56 days in isolation, mossimo giannulli's lawyers couldn't make the case to get him sent home early. This morning, mossimo giannulli, husband of TV star Lori Loughlin is waking up behind bars yet again. On Tuesday a judge denying his key rest to be released from prison early just halfway into his sentence for his role in the "Varsity blues" college admissions scandal. Giannulli pleaded guilty to paying roughly $500,000 in bribes to get his daughters into usc. After spending nearly two months in solitary confinement because of covid-19 protocols his lawyers filing a motion saying the 57-year-old's time in isolation took a significant toll on his mental, physical and emotional well-being. The judge rejecting 9 notion writing although defendant's quarantine was longer than anticipated, he has since been released to the general population and is given no extraordinary or compelling reason why his current circumstances in the camp warrant immediate release. The judge siding with prosecutors who insisted his quarantine was necessary due to his contact with other inmates who tested positive for covid-19 and his own complaints of symptoms consistent with the virus. But a source close to the family refutes that argument claiming giannulli already had covid before reporting to prison and never had any symptoms of the disease while in confinement adding he had no access to the outdoors for fresh air or sun for almost two months. And giannulli's wife Lori Loughlin also pleaded guilty for her role in the scandal. She completed her prison sentence and returned to the family's home in L.A. After for giannulli to serve his full term that means his scheduled release is April 17th. Okay, Kaylee. Thanks. We turn now to the investigation

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