AceShowbiz - Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli are putting their Los Angeles mansion up for sale. In the midst of their college admissions cheating scandal, the former "Fuller House" star and her fashion designer husband are reported to have secretly listed their Mediterranean-style estate in Bel-Air, California for nearly $28,7 million.
The troubled couple bought the 12,000-square-feet property back in 2015 for $13.9 million, and tried to sell it for $35 million in 2017 before taking it off the market in 2018. They used the house, which features six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, two living rooms, one large swimming pool, outdoor courtyard, and an eat-in chef's kitchen, as collateral for their $2 million bail in March 2019.
Although the parents of Isabella Rose and Olivia Jade have been dealing with the fraud charges, the quiet listing was said to have nothing to do with the on-going case against them. Multiple sources told TMZ that the pair have a habit of switching houses every 3 or 5 years, especially since Giannulli is reported to be passionate about architecture and have a talent in remodeling houses.
The listing of Loughlin and Giannulli's mansion came just weeks after their lawyers accused Justice Department officials of withholding key evidence in the college admissions cheating scandal. In a written statement, their legal representatives insisted that the pair will "establish their innocence by showing that they understood both sets of payments to be legitimate donations."
The couple, who have been married for 22 years, have been battling fraud, money laundering, and bribery charges since March 2019 when they were alleged to have donated $500,000 to ensure their daughters' acceptance into the University of Southern California. They have pleaded not guilty to the accusations, and are facing a maximum of 45 years in jail if convicted on all charges.