Lori Loughlin continues his legal fight in the scandal of admission to the University of Operation Varsity Blues, and this time his legal team has submitted documents to the United States District Court of Massachusetts claiming that prosecutors in the case or hiding evidence that I could prevent the actress and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, from having a fair trial.
According to People MagazineLoughlin and Giannulli's lawyer, Sean Berkowitz, filed documents on Friday with claims that the prosecution is holding evidence that they believe it is "irrelevant and irrelevant," but Loughlin and Giannulli believe it will strengthen their case.
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The evidence in question are statements that William "Rick,quot; Singer, the admissions consultant at the center of the scandal, made during his interview with the FBI and that Loughlin and Giannulli believe they show that they had no idea that the donations they made would be used as bribes to get his daughters at the University of Southern California.
"But the government seems to be hiding exculpatory evidence that helps demonstrate that both Defendants believed that all payments they made would go to the USC itself, for legitimate purposes approved by the university, or other legitimate charitable causes," the motion read. "The fact that the Government does not disclose this information is unacceptable, and this Court should put an end to it."
Loughlin and Giannulli face charges of conspiracy laundering, conspiracy to commit postal and electronic fraud, honest services and electronic fraud and conspiracy to commit bribery in federal programs after they allegedly paid Singer and his nonprofit organization Key Worldwide Foundation $ 500,000 to designate his daughters Olivia Jade, 20, and Isabella Rose, 21, as crew recruits, although neither was involved in the sport.
Both Loughlin and Giannulli pleaded not guilty and noted in their presentation that their legal team will present evidence to prove that the couple believed that the Key Worldwide Foundation was a charitable organization that helped disadvantaged children.
A source says that the Fuller House alum has become "extremely well versed in the case,quot;, and she has been actively participating in her own defense. The source says that Lori Loughlin believes she has a "valid defense,quot; and that a jury will not find her guilty.
Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli are expected to be in court on January 17, 2020. If the couple is found guilty of all charges at their trial, they will face up to 60 years in prison.