Lori Loughlin Strikes Back, Says She Was Tricked by Mastermind of College Admissions Scandal Rick Singer

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It’s been a long road for actress Lori Loughlin since first being mentioned in the college admissions scandal. But now, she is beginning to fight back.

According to a source who has spoken to People magazine, Loughlin believes that she was tricked into this whole college admissions scandal by none other than the drama’s mastermind William “Rick” Singer. The source goes on to say that Loughlin believes that she will be found not guilty of any wrongdoings.

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“Lori was hoodwinked by Rick Singer,” the source says about Loughlin, who is accused of paying $500,000 to get her daughters into a prestigious school. “There’s no other way to put it. She was convinced that she was making a donation, just like parents have been doing for years. She did not have any intent to do something illegal, and in fact she thought she was doing the right thing. That’s why she hasn’t pleaded guilty; frankly, she believes that she is innocent and that the evidence shown in court will prove that. Unfortunately, it seems as though the prosecution is hell-bent on making examples out of people, and not playing fair.”

In addition, Loughlin’s attorney Sean Berkowitz recently filed a motion saying that the government may be hiding some very important info.

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“The Government appears to be concealing exculpatory evidence that helps show that both Defendants believed all of the payments they made would go to USC itself — for legitimate, university-approved purposes — or to other legitimate charitable causes.”

This case gets messier by the moment.