Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are confident that they will not be charged in the Varsity Blues scandal.
“They believe they’ll be exonerated,” an insider told Us Weekly. The unnamed source elaborated that they "won't even talk about taking any type of" plea deal and they're "actively engaged in their defense."
The couple pleaded not guilty to money laundering and fraud charges, believing they broke "rules, not laws," when paying someone to pretend their daughters were crew recruits to get into University of Southern California and have been seeking FBI reports on uncharged parents involved in the scandal. Their legal team includes top criminal defense attorneys including Sean M. Berkowitz, the lawyer who ran the Enron task force for the Department of Justice.
Some experts aren't as confident as the couple seems to be at this moment.
“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 Us Weekly last month. “No jury will acquit them.”
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