“Full House” star Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli had no trouble posting their $1 million bonds considering the lavish mansion they used as collateral.
The husband and wife — who are accused of paying $500,000 in bribes to get their two daughters into USC as fake rowing team recruits — live in a newly remodeled 12,000 square-foot mansion with six bedrooms and nine bathrooms.
They bought the gated estate for $14 million in 2015, embarked on a massive renovation and listed it again for a whopping $35 million in 2017, according to Variety.
When Giannulli agreed to use the deed of his “primary residence” to secure his $1 million bond during a court hearing on Tuesday, a federal judge was clear what that meant.
“If you were to violate (the terms of your release), the government could foreclose on your residence,” U.S. District Judge Alexander MacKinnon said.
Giannulli, 55, said he understood. He agreed to show up for a March 29 court hearing in Boston and not travel outside the continental United States.
Loughlin, 54, appeared in court Wednesday after flying back from a Hallmark TV project in Vancouver. She used the same property to post her $1 million bond.
The judge at Loughlin’s hearing said the actress can travel to British Columbia to complete several projects through November. After that, she must surrender her passport, the judge said.
Loughlin and Giannulli’s mansion isn’t a bad place to spend their time awaiting the outcome of their case.
The “Contemporary Mediterranean” overlooks the Bel Air Country Club and boasts a pool, paneled library, five-car garage, state of the art media room and lush, park-like lawns and gardens.