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Entertainment Former Federal Prosecutor Says Lori Loughlin’s Daughters Could Be Charged in College Scandal

12:50  31 october  2019
12:50  31 october  2019 Source:   people.com

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Could Lori Loughlin ’ s Daughters Be Charged in Scandal ? Legal Experts Weigh In. While Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli’ s daughters Olivia Jade, 20, and Isabella Rose, 21, haven’t been charged in connection with the college admissions scandal , one legal expert tells PEOPLE it’s still a possibility. According to former federal prosecutor Neama Rahmani, “At a minimum the daughters will be witnesses in a trial against their parents, but they could also be charged as defendants.”

Lori loughlin ’ s career and image could be ‘Tainted’ after guilty plea in college admissions scandal : expert. The memo further alleges Loughlin and Gianuulli groomed Olivia Jade about what to say and how to interact with her high school guidance counselor, who grew suspicious of her USC application. Citing the memo, the Mercury News said Olivia Jade pressed her mother about whether she should list USC as her top choice for interest in schools. “Yes . . . But it might be a flag for the weasel to meddle,” replied Loughlin before Giannulli added: “(Expletive)

While Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli’s daughters Olivia Jade, 20, and Isabella Rose, 21, haven’t been charged in connection with the college admissions scandal, one legal expert tells PEOPLE it’s still a possibility.

Lori Loughlin et al. posing for a picture: Former Federal Prosecutor Says Lori Loughlin’s Daughters Could Be Charged in College Scandal© Provided by Meredith Corporation Former Federal Prosecutor Says Lori Loughlin’s Daughters Could Be Charged in College Scandal

According to former federal prosecutor Neama Rahmani, “At a minimum the daughters will be witnesses in a trial against their parents, but they could also be charged as defendants.”

“The government has made it clear that they are going to keep increasing pressure on both Lori and Mossimo,” says Rahmani. “By not pleading, Lori and Mossimo are exposing their children to being charged.”

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(CNN) Actress Lori Loughlin was sentenced Friday to two months in federal prison for her role in the college admissions scandal , a fate she and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, initially tried to avoid after they were charged . Loughlin also will serve two years of supervised release during which she must Gorton denied a motion to dismiss the charges and said the evidence could be debated at trial. Gorton also wrote in his decision that the defense had enough time and that the failure to turn over the notes was "irresponsible" and "misguided" not "willful," because of prosecutors "imprudent underestimation

Lori Loughlin will still go to trial in October for her supposed role in the college admissions scandal . On Friday, a federal judge denied the defense' s motion to dismiss charges against the Full House star, her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, and other parents. 2, 2018 said government agents "continue to ask me to tell a fib" as he got parents to make incriminating statements during recorded phone calls. Prosecutors allege Loughlin and Giannulli paid 0,000 to get their daughters into the University of Southern California as crew recruits.

But a Loughlin source disagrees: “If Lori had any indication that the girls were at risk, she’d want to plead guilty — even though she believes that she did nothing wrong. She is not going to let them spend time in jail for something that they didn’t do. Lori is a fantastic mother who would take the fall for the girls even if it cost her everything.”

The U.S. Department of Justice said in a press release on Oct. 22 that Loughlin, 55, Giannulli, 56, and nine other defendants “conspired to commit federal program bribery by bribing employees of the University of Southern California (USC) to facilitate their children’s admission.” They have been charged with one count each of conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery.

Don Dahler, Lori Loughlin standing next to a man in a suit and tie: Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli | Splash News Online© Splash News Online Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli | Splash News Online

Prior to the new charges, Loughlin and Giannulli both already faced charges of money laundering conspiracy, conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and honest services mail and wire fraud. They previously faced up to 40 years in prison and have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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(CNN) Federal prosecutors are accusing some parents, including actress Lori Loughlin , of withholding evidence in the college admissions scam case despite requests to turn it in. Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, allegedly paid 0,000 to the scheme' s mastermind to have their daughters pose as University of Southern California Last year, the couple pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering and bribery. In a court filing Friday, federal prosecutors say a majority of parents haven't submitted their discovery materials.

Loughlin and Giannulli are accused of paying the college admission scandal ' s ringleader, William "Rick" Singer 0,000 to guarantee their daughters ' admissions to the University of Southern California as crew recruits, despite them not participating in the sport. Actor Lori Loughlin , and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, leave the federal courthouse after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme, in Boston, Massachusetts,.JPG. REUTERS/Brian Snyder.

“It just gets worse and worse for her,” the source explains. “And you have to remember: nothing new has happened. They could have charged her with all of this last spring. But they waited. She feels like she is a scapegoat.”

On March 12, the U.S. attorney’s office in Massachusetts indicted Loughlin and Giannulli in the shocking nationwide scam as part of an investigation dubbed Operation Varsity Blues. Nearly 50 other parents, coaches, exam proctors and admissions counselors are accused of actions such as paying for boosted SAT scores and lying about students’ athletic skills in order to gain them acceptance to elite colleges including Yale, Georgetown, USC and Stanford.

Lori Loughlin et al. posing for the camera: Gabriel Olsen/Getty© Gabriel Olsen/Getty Gabriel Olsen/Getty

Contrary to Rahmani’s stance that Loughlin’s daughters are at risk of being charged, legal expert James J. Leonard Jr. says the probability is zero.

“I see absolutely no scenario where the Department of Justice would charge either of the daughters,” says Leonard. “That would be absolute overkill and is contrary to the interest of justice.”

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Ms. Loughlin , who has acknowledged conspiring to pass her daughters off as rowers so they would be admitted to the University of Southern California, tearfully apologized. She said she had believed that she was acting out of love for her children but that she now realized she had only undermined them, as More than 50 people were charged in the case, which involved cheating on admissions tests and bribes to college coaches to falsely designate students as athletic recruits. More than 40 people have pleaded guilty or agreed to plead guilty, including William Singer , the college admissions consultant

Loughlin ' s daughters were recruited to USC as coxswains -- the crew member responsible for steering -- even though they did not row competitively or otherwise participate in crew, the criminal complaint says . "I wanted to thank you again for your great work with (our older daughter ), she is very excited and both Lori and I are very appreciative of your efforts and end result!" Giannulli allegedly wrote in an email to Singer that is included in the complaint. Also on Tuesday, attorneys representing some of the parents charged in the superseding indictment filed a letter with the US District Court chief judge in

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Lori Loughlin Thinks the Jury Will Be Sympathetic Toward Her during her college admissions trial, a source exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.© Steven Senne/AP/Shutterstock Lori Loughlin arrives at federal court in to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal on April 3, 2019 in Boston, Massachusettes. “She feels they’ll believe that the accusations against her don’t merit criminal prosecution,” says the source. “She truly thought she was making a legal contribution to a charity.

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