Lori Loughlin’s lawyers are still hollering about how the FBI should ‘drop the charges’

Lori Loughlin is seen out amidst the college bribery scandal

One of my minor fears is that Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli’s federal court case will get lost in the larger shuffle and that it really will just go away. Don’t get me wrong, I’m completely behind cities, states and the feds dropping charges on minor offenses during this pandemic/crisis. I think all of the people awaiting trial on minor drug beefs should be released and the charges dropped. I think most of the traffic violations (the minor ones, not drunk driving or anything) should be dropped too. But in Lori and Mossimo’s situation, they’re being charged with major federal crimes like bribery, money laundering and fraud. They’re bitched and moaned for nearly a year, and I want them to go to prison so badly. So, here’s a reminder: Lori’s lawyers are still hollering about how the charges need to be dropped, because Rick Singer’s emails! BUT HIS EMAILS!

“Full House” Actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and other prominent parents urged a judge Wednesday to dismiss charges against them in the college admissions bribery case, accusing prosecutors of “extraordinary” misconduct. Defense attorneys for the famous couple and other parents still fighting the charges say the case cannot stand because investigators bullied their informant into lying and then concealed evidence that would bolster the parents’ claims of innocence.

“The extraordinary government misconduct presented in this case threatens grave harm to defendants and the integrity of this proceeding. That misconduct cannot be ignored,” the lawyers wrote. The U.S. attorney’s office in Boston declined Wednesday to comment.

Loughlin and Giannulli are scheduled to go on trial in October on charges that they paid $500,000 to get their daughters into the University of Southern California as crew recruits even though neither girl was a rower. Prosecutors say they snapped photos of the girls sitting on rowing machines to help make fake athletic profiles that portrayed them as star athletes. Six other wealthy parents accused of participating in the scheme will stand trial alongside them. Another six parents are scheduled to face trial in January.

The defense says prosecutors withheld evidence that would support the parents’ argument that they believed the payments were legitimate donations that would benefit the schools, rather than bribes for coaches or officials. The evidence — notes from the phone of the scheme’s admitted mastermind, admissions consultant Rick Singer — was not given to the defense until last month. Singer wrote in the notes that FBI agents yelled at him and told him to lie to get parents to say things in recorded phone calls that could be used against them. Singer wrote that FBI agents told him to say that he told parents the payments were bribes.

[From Page Six]

I really wonder why People Magazine and the NY Post are doing such long, detailed stories which make Lori and Mossimo’s case. Clearly, the Giannulli lawyers are extensively briefing the press, but why are so many outlets playing along and pretending like Lori and Mossimo didn’t knowingly fake the rowing photos and actively lie, in addition to making hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of illegal payouts? Anyway, I’m glad the trial is in October. Hopefully we’ll be done with all of this *waves arms around* and we can focus on how Aunt Becky is full of sh-t.

Lori Loughlin: Just a girl who decided to go for it!

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  1. Jules says:

    “One of my minor fears is that Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli’s federal court case will get lost in the larger shuffle and that it really will just go away.”— I’m sure this is their game plan too, will be interesting to see how it all plays out.
    That sweater though!

    • Lightpurple says:

      Was thinking the same thing about that sweater!

    • Holly hobby says:

      Can’t courthouses are open for business remotely. Everything done by telephone or video. Now if she asked for a jury trial that may be pushed back. Extended deadline doesn’t mean case is dismissed

  2. Lightpurple says:

    This won’t get dismissed. The court isn’t holding trials right now because it can’t bring juries or groups of more than 10 into a room but it is still doing motion hearings telephonically every day. I had one there Tuesday on a civil case. This might get delayed but it won’t be dismissed; it isn’t scheduled until October any way.

    • Christina says:

      H, Lightpurple, you make my heart sing!!! There is so little good news, and I am so grateful that you share your knowledge of the system with us. I want these two to go down, but I’m trying to practice engaged disengagement about it since I don’t want to be disappointed if they get off.

    • Original Jenns says:

      Exactly. Criminal trials are being continued out, many hearings are being held remotely or with fewer people involved, the court system is not dismissing, just continuing until we are able to get up and running again. Most jails are trying to get as many people out on release as they can.

  3. Christina says:

    People and the post talk to the Loughlin/Gianulli’s publicist. Low level drug dealers don’t have on-call publicists, and the Post and People need to sell magazines. It’s the celebrity ecosystem, and it’s a way to taint the jury pool.

    They aren’t dumb. They have a ton of money, and they use it to do what they want ‘cause ‘Murcia, land of the rich who can be as free as they like.

  4. SomeChick says:

    Try saying, “Lori Loughlin’s lawyers” five times, fast!

    Also the sleeves on that fancy sweater would be so annoying IRL.

  5. Meg says:

    Im remembering how often bill cosbys lawyers requested charges dropped and even once he was sentenced requested to be removed and still if during the corinavirus. Theyre desperate and still in denial insisting theyve done nothing wrong, just lying to themselves not seeing why they dont get special treatment