Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have pleaded not guilty to the money laundering and fraud charges filed against them in the Varsity Blues scandal, and are gearing up to fight in court.
Us Weekly obtained legal documents in the pending case and discovered that Loughlin's legal team is asking for "FBI reports concerning uncharged parents." Is she going to go through the documents and try to get those uncharged parents charged, or does she still truly not understand that what she allegedly did — paying someone to pretend her daughters were crew recruits to get into University of Southern California — is illegal?
While it's fun to imagine her channeling non-lawyer Mona Lisa Vito (played by Marisa Tomei) in My Cousin Vinny, she doesn't have a bumbling legal team — she and her husband have chosen top criminal defense attorneys including Sean M. Berkowitz, the lawyer who ran the Enron task force for the Department of Justice.
Either way, the court deferred making any ruling on the request, stating, "The parties will confer regarding this issue and if the matter cannot be resolved between the parties, defendants should file a motion to compel."
ICYMI, the former Fuller House cast member has maintained that she thought they were breaking rules rather than strict laws with their college admissions strategy. Legal experts (and the peanut gallery) feel like the couple has an uphill climb ahead.
“The feds have an overwhelming amount of evidence against her, including emails, phone calls and financial documents,” Los Angeles-based lawyer Neama Rahmani opined to the publication. “No jury will acquit them.”
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