Lori Loughlin And Mossimo Giannulli May Have Caught A Break As Judge Demands Answers From Prosecution About Alleged Misconduct
Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, got swept up in the College Admissions Scandal after being accused of using $500,000 to get their daughters into USC. They’ve long denied any wrongdoing and claim they were “hoodwinked” by College Admissions Scandal ringleader, Rick Singer, and recently claimed the prosecution set the whole thing up and called for the charges to be dismissed. Well at the very least, it’s being looked into, as a judge has come down on the prosecution calling the allegations of misconduct against them “serious and disturbing”.
Lori and Mossimo’s legal team claim the FBI forced Rick to say that he helped parents bribe their children’s’ way into the university of their choice. Documents released by the prosecution show that Rick alleges that FBI agents yelled at him and told him to lie. U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton has looked over the documents and he wants more details. He called on the prosecution to explain (via TMZ):
The judge called the allegations “serious and disturbing,” adding, “While government agents are permitted to coach a cooperating witness during the course of an investigation, they are not permitted to suborn the commission of a crime.” The crime to which the judge refers is clearly that if Singer swore that which was not true, it would amount to perjury.
Rick Singer’s notes claim agents “aggressively pressured him and directly instructed him to lie to elicit incriminating information from potential defendants.”
In the memo, which was previously obtained by PEOPLE, the defendants alleged that “the Government belatedly disclosed” notes from Singer, the man at the center of the scandal, which allegedly showed “government agents in an effort to ‘entrap’ Defendants and ‘nail’ them ‘at all costs.’ ”
Then on Friday, U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton responded to the motion, calling the allegations “serious and disturbing.”
So there you go, a judge is now looking into this and there’s a chance Lori and Mossimo’s case could be dismissed, all because of some overzealous prosecutors. Despite Lori and Mossimo taking pictures of their daughters on a rowing machine for no other discernible reason other than to forge rowing credentials. And despite Mossimo losing his shit on a high school counselor who asked about those very credentials. Ah-the wheels of justice crank on! And if Judge Gorton is going to dismiss the case, I hope he waits until long after this corona mess is done. Because right now, many people have a lot to deal with and don’t also need to deal with trying not to barf over Aunt Becky and Mossimo’s level 10 smug faces.