Lori Loughlin (aka Aunt Becky to the educated amongst you) and husband Mossimo Giannulli are claiming that the U.S. Attorney is evil and withheld evidence that proved that the alleged trophy kid parents from hell are totally and completely innocent of their part in the college admissions scandal! In response, the U.S. Attorney snapped open its fan, pursed its lips, and provided Lori and Moss with a respite from the glaring sun with some beautiful shade. Who knew that the U.S. Attorney was a gloriously snarky bitch who would fit right in at Dlisted’s comments section? (God, I’m going to miss this place.)
Last week, TMZ reported that Lori and Mossismo’s legal eagles filed new docs claiming that that the checks the couple gave college admission scam ringleader Rick Singer were signed over to USC directly and they had no idea that they were going to be used to get their pouty-looking daughters into college. They’re saying they thought they were merely donating to the university, which isn’t illegal, and not bribing then USC Athletic Director Donna Heine.
Singer allegedly told the government this.
The docs state, “Rick Singer has advised the government, in sum and in substance, that … the families that do the side door …typically do not know that Heinel is involved until the time of the first payment.”
Singer further stated, “Giannulli and Loughlin thought their payment of $50,000 went directly to USC’s program.” And, get this … according to the docs, “The government clearly acknowledges that Giannulli and Loughlin’s alleged ‘bribe payments’ did not go to any USC official personally, but rather went to USC itself.”
Lori and hubby are also claiming that the government withheld the info hoping to force them into taking a plea bargain like Lynette Scavo did (that’s Felicity Huffman to the educated amongst you).
Someone might want to file a murder charge against the U.S. Attorney because their response was brutal.
The government just responded, saying there is no such evidence being withheld, and then doubling down, saying, “the absence of such evidence is a result of their criminal conduct, not any government disclosure violations.”
And, now prosecutors get nasty. They say some of the information that was just handed over — evidence Lori claims was wrongly withheld — is from interviews conducted with witnesses very recently. Prosecutors say in the legal docs … “The government has broad powers, but they do not include mental telepathy or time travel. The government cannot disclose witness statements before the witnesses make them.”
HAHAHAHHAHAHA, the government is a dick! Prosecutors also reiterated their accusation that USC officials didn’t condone any of this shit. Hopefully, some of those cardigans that Lori’s Hallmark Channel characters surely wore came in orange cuz’ this chick’s so going to jail.